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Beijing Memo: What America's Halfhearted 'Pivot' to Asia Must Look Like from Afar

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, September 15, 2014

To: Central Military Commission Chairman, Xi Jinping

From: Vice Chairman, Gen. Fan Changlong / Vice Chairman, Gen. Xu Qiliang / Minister of National Defense, Gen. Chang Wanquan / Chief of PLA General Staff, Gen. Fang Fenghui

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Hong Kong And Beijing: The Future Of Economic Freedom

mentioning Larry Diamondvia Forbes
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Over the last few years I have seen student protests in the United States, Spain and Venezuela. I never expected, during my recent trip to Hong Kong, that I would witness a new “Occupy” movement. But, the leaders of “Occupy Central with Love and Peace” are not complaining about the lack of economic freedom. In fact, according to the Economic Freedom Index prepared by the Heritage Foundation, Hong Kong’s economic freedom score is 90.1, making it the top-rated economy for the 20th consecutive year.

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‘A sad day for Hong Kong and democracy’: Scholar Slams Beijing’s Reform Plan

mentioning Larry Diamondvia South China Morning Post
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Calling it a “sad day for Hong Kong” one of the world’s prominent democracy scholars decried Beijing’s new restrictions on Hong Kong’s upcoming elections, saying they would fail to meet international standards for universal suffrage and could invite a public boycott.


Larry Diamond on Forum with Michael Krasny

interview with Larry Diamondvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Senior Fellow Larry Diamond discussed the Middle East on NPR's KQED Forum Radio Show.

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Strategika: “Planning for Defeat” with Kiron Skinner

by Kiron K. Skinnervia Strategika
Friday, August 15, 2014

The dangerous distance between means and ends in Barack Obama’s foreign policy.


Admiral Gary Roughead on the John Batchelor Show (19:23)

interview with Admiral Gary Rougheadvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow Admiral Gary Roughead will discuss his Defining Idea's piece, "Don't Ignore the Indo-Pacific," on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

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Don't Ignore the Indo-Pacific

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Our Asian strategy shouldn't just be about China. 

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The Nuking Of Japan Was Tactically And Morally Justified

by Henry I. Millervia
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

As they decided whether to use the United States’ atomic bombs on Japan in 1945, Allied military planners and political leaders had to weigh carefully the costs and benefits for the American people, present and future. They made the correct choice.

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Strategika: “A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons” with Josef Joffe

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How and Why Countries Decide to go Nuclear.


Why Indictments Won’t Stop China’s Cybersnooping

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Chinese government and its proxies have recently ratcheted up harassment of U.S. IT firms doing business in China.  In the last week, China has deployed its antitrust laws against Qualcomm and Microsoft.  This comes on the heels of recent attacks in China on Apple and Cisco and IBM.  China has also increased its harassment of non-IT U.S. firms.