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Mosul, Paris, Jerusalem: Faith, Ideology, And Slaughter

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Monday, February 27, 2017

As you read this, a ragged alliance of rival forces fights to wrest Mosul’s western half from the grip of the Islamic State. The besiegers represent different ethnic and religious factions jockeying for power in the ruins. The defenders are religious fanatics of an apocalyptic faith. Hundreds of thousands of civilians are captive in their midst.

Thomas Sargent
In the News

Nobel Laureate Prof. Thomas J. Sargent Pays Call On XMU Economics Faculty And Students

featuring Thomas J. Sargentvia Xiamen University
Sunday, February 26, 2017

At the invitation of XMU, Professor Thomas J. Sargent, the Nobel Economics Prize winner of 2011, and Prof. Zhu Shenghao from University of Singapore visited XMU between Feb. 19-20, 2017. Born in 1943 in Pasadena, California, Prof. Sargent currently works in NYU, specializing in research on macroeconomics, monetary economics, and time series. 

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Analysis and Commentary

The Global Network Has Become Dangerously Unstable

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, February 20, 2017

The world today is like a giant network on the verge of a cataclysmic outage.


Kiron Skinner: How Will Trump Respond To North Korea Missile Test?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses what actions President Trump might take against North Korea.


Kiron Skinner: U.S. Concerns Over North Korea Missile Testing

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Monday, February 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses North Korea’s missile testing.


China Leadership Monitor: Winter 2017 Issue 52

via Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The winter issue of the China Leadership Monitor is now available online.

In the News

Niall Ferguson: US-China Trade Deal 'More Likely' Than Trade War

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Financial Review
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The relationship between China and Donald Trump could deliver mutually beneficial trade outcomes experts say, defying fears that the billionaire US President's "America first" platform will erupt in a protectionist spat and set back growth.

Party AffairsAnalysis and Commentary

What Would Deng Do?

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Xi Jinping’s ideological proclivities have been variously described as drawing from Mao Zedong, Confucius, and Deng Xiaoping.

Political Reform and Governance

PRC Religious Policy: Serving the Gods of the CCP

by Jessica Batkevia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Beijing’s update of national-level religious regulations is part and parcel of a larger governance effort.

Economic Policy

Xi Jinping’s Economic Policy in the Run-up to the 19th Party Congress: The Gift from Donald Trump

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In the run-up to the 19th Party Congress in the fall of 2017, Xi Jinping has a strong interest in sustaining three narratives: the Chinese economy is growing stably, economic reform is moving forward, and a rising China is playing a more important role on the global scene.