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Q&A Episode 77: Thomas Sowell At The Keyboard, Taking Requests

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Ricochet
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell talks about trade, immigration, China, environmentalism, education, and a few other things.


Larry Diamond Talks About Democracy In Decline Around The Globe On WNYC

interview with Larry Diamondvia WYNC
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond talks about how the the early years of the 21st century might be viewed historically as the beginning of the decline of democracy itself. Through his research, Diamond has found that 27 countries experienced a breakdown in democracy between 2000 and 2015, while authoritarian governments have become increasingly emboldened and locked down. Democracy, Diamond notes, seems to have lost its appeal.

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Cold Water For A Rekindled Flame

by Thomas Donnellyvia Military History in the News
Friday, September 16, 2016

The principal purpose of Operation “Enduring Freedom,” (OEF) as the Pentagon dubbed its response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to strike at the core of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. However, OEF quickly reproduced itself in several other countries, reflecting the fact that, while al-Qaeda’s headquarters might have been in the Hindu Kush, it was in fact a global organization.

Analysis and Commentary

North Korea And The Delusions Of International Diplomacy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The high cost of clinging to our superstitions and myths about our superior knowledge.

Related Commentary

The Greatest Threat to Our Security Is Complacency

by Ralph Petersvia Strategika
Friday, April 29, 2016

We are schooled to look for a symmetrical response, when—as so often—the punishing threats are apt to be asymmetrical and innovative. Overall, the United States is likely to continue to enjoy raw technological (and economic) superiority. But will we know better what to do with it than will potential adversaries driven to think more creatively?

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The Growing Temptation to Threaten America

by Thomas Donnellyvia Strategika
Friday, April 29, 2016

For the foreseeable future, no single power, nor even axis or alliance of rival powers, can hope to match the range of financial power or technological expertise—either expertise measured in narrowly military terms or more broadly—of the United States. The world still waits with baited breath for the Federal Reserve to set what are, in effect, global interest rates. 

In the News

Haifa-Hudson Report

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Haifa Research Center For Maritime Strategy
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

For at least three thousand five hundred years, since Egypt’s Pharaoh Thutmose III sent an army by sea to conquer Syria, the Eastern Mediterranean has been a principal theater of world politics.

In the News

G20 Summit Facing Systemic Worldwide Challenge After The 2008 Meltdown

quoting Michael Spencevia Economic Times (India)
Saturday, September 3, 2016

The eleventh summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) major economies in Hangzhou, China, on September 4-5 is happening amid pessimism about global growth and prosperity.

Analysis and Commentary

China-Japan Relations Before The G20 Summit

by Emily S. Chenvia The Diplomat
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Historical issues and maritime disputes continue to strain relations between China and Japan.

Party AffairsAnalysis and Commentary

The Road To The 19th Party Congress

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Politburo’s scheduling of a Central Committee plenum for October signals the start of formal preparations to convene the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Congress in the fall of next year.