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How To Be An Open Economy

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Monday, May 22, 2017

The word “openness” has two related but distinct connotations. It can mean that something is unrestricted, accessible, and possibly vulnerable; or it can mean that something, such as a person or institution, is transparent, as opposed to secretive.

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Challenges And Opportunities Facing The Trump Administration’s China Policy

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Strategika
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In general, America profoundly lacks interest in communist ideology, a phenomenon Karl Marx would have called “the poverty of ideology.” As a result, our China policy by and large has failed to take into sufficient consideration the primal forces that motivate Chinese communist leadership in foreign and domestic affairs.

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A China Policy That Works—For America

by Gordon G. Changvia Strategika
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Last March, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attempted to set American policy toward China for the next 50 years. Washington in its dealings with the Chinese state, he said, would be guided by the principles of “non-conflict, non-confrontation, mutual respect, and win-win cooperation.”


Strategika Issue 41: Trump's China Challenge

via Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Strategika Issue 41 is now available online.

Analysis and Commentary

A Least Worst Option On North Korea

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Lawfare
Monday, May 15, 2017

Kim Jong-un’s quest for nuclear weapons and inter-continental missiles is rational. The ability to strike American allies, South Korea and Japan, and even the United States itself with nuclear weapons is the most obvious deterrent against any effort to end his regime.

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No Safe Wars

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Monday, May 15, 2017

The events of May 12 in and concerning the Vietnam War remind us of the necessity to be clear about one’s objectives and what it takes to achieve them, by showing how speaking and acting without such clarity places one’s fortunes at the enemy’s mercy.


Kiron Skinner: North Korea Sends Letter To Congress Condemning Sanctions

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Friday, May 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses North Korea’s warning letter to Congress about possible sanctions.

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Security by the Book - Oppose Any Foe: The Rise Of America's Special Operations Forces

by Jack Goldsmith, Mark Moyarvia Lawfare
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosted "Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America's Special Operations Forces" on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST. 

Condoleezza Rice: 'When You're Not Credible About Syria, You’re Not Credible About North Korea'

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice praised the Trump administration on Fox News' "Hannity" Monday for its work with the Chinese government on confronting North Korea's regime over its burgeoning nuclear weapons program.

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A Reminder That Markets Don't Always Go Up--And Good Times Inevitably Come To An End.

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Hill
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday said the Trump administration is “doing as well as anybody could” as it grapples with the budding North Korean nuclear program.