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For China, Limited Tools to Quell Unrest in Hong Kong

quoting Larry Diamondvia The New York Times
Monday, September 29, 2014

BEIJING — China’s Communist Party has ample experience extinguishing unrest. For years it has used a deft mix of censorship, arrests, armed force and, increasingly, money to repress or soften calls for political change.

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Kissinger Is Right: 'Asia' Is a Western Construct

featuring Henry A. Kissingervia The Diplomat
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Amitai Etzioni’s review in The Diplomat on Henry Kissinger’s new book World Order noted Kissinger’s (correct) insight that the concept of Asia is a western construct. This point seems to have generated much debate in the comments section and deserves further discussion.

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Tunku Varadarajan on the John Batchelor Show (35:15)

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hoover Fellow Tunku Varadarajan discusses the "bromance" between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the John Batchelor Show.

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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.