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Stanford Scholars Offer Their Own Visions Of Japan's Upcoming Statement On World War II

mentioning Henry S. Rowenvia Stanford University
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Stanford scholars are urging Japan to take advantage of an upcoming opportunity to show clear, heartfelt remorse for its actions surrounding World War II. Making such amends will give Japan credibility as it seeks to assume a global leadership role well into the future, they say.

US secretary of state Henry Kissinger
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The Challenge Of Our Time: How To Assure World Order

featuring Henry A. Kissingervia South China Morning Post
Friday, May 8, 2015

In 1972, US president Richard Nixon, with the advice of Kissinger, undertook a masterstroke in 20th-century diplomacy by opening up to China to counterbalance the threat of the Soviet Union. A quarter of a century later, the US-China rapprochement propelled China to become the world's second-largest economy, but the US now considers China a rival, creating cold war version 2.0, with a strange mix of competitors and allies.

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How Sex Could Save Japan

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Survival was the topic of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s summit last week with President Barack Obama. It was not stated as such, but talks were about long-term economic and military survival for a Japan operating in a world of growing threats and rising powers.

George P. Shultz
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Japanese Prime Minister Touts Innovation Links To Stanford, Silicon Valley

with George P. Shultzvia Stanford University
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hoover fellow George Shultz joined Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and Stanford President John Hennessy for a conversation on innovation.


Dean Baker On Something "All Economists Agree On"

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Paul Krugman argued earlier, incorrectly, that the deals are not about trade at all. And why don't many of us agree? Because the trade deficit is endogenous. It's the result of fundamental factors in world economies as well as government policies.

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James Goodby On The John Batchelor Show (8:50)

interview with James Goodbyvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hoover fellow James Goodby discusses his Fox News piece, “Nuclear Non-Proliferation: We must keep working for a world without nuclear weapons." Goodby notes that we cannot be satisfied with the present state of affairs. It is imperative that the United States, key allies, Russia, China, and other states reinvigorate the nuclear reductions process and rekindle the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

Wuhan, China
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China’s Slowing New Normal

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The world’s two largest economies, the United States and China, seem to be enduring secular slowdowns. But there remains considerable uncertainty about their growth trajectory, with significant implications for asset prices, risk, and economic policy.

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Economic Legacy Of Lee Kuan Yew: Lessons For Aspiring Countries

mentioning Michael Spencevia The Establishment Post
Monday, April 27, 2015

Developing countries have much to learn from Lee Kuan Yew, the first prime minister of Singapore who transformed the republic from a third world economy to one of the most advanced countries in one generation. The lessons for countries aspiring to learn from the Singapore development model are clear – strengthen institutions and improve governance.

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Regina Ip Mentor Calls Govt Election Proposal A Package Of Lies

featuring Larry Diamondvia Ejinsight
Friday, April 24, 2015

Professor Larry Diamond, an internationally renowned scholar in democracy studies, said the Hong Kong government’s proposal for the 2017 election cannot qualify as a political reform as it screens the candidates for chief executive to ensure that the winner is acceptable to Beijing.

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Pentagon Announces New Strategy For Cyberwarfare

quoting Ash Carter, Amy Zegartvia The New York Times
Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Pentagon on Thursday took a major step designed to instill a measure of fear in potential cyberadversaries, releasing a new strategy that for the first time explicitly discusses the circumstances under which cyberweapons could be used against an attacker, and naming the countries it says present the greatest threat.