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Analysis and Commentary

Setting The Record Straight On Great Britain, America And World War II

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, April 28, 2016

While in London last week, President Obama waded into the upcoming British referendum about whether the United Kingdom should stay in the European Union.

Analysis and Commentary

How The Kremlin Lies With Headlines Like 'Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shot Down Malaysia Airlines' MH17'

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The shock headline shows how Russian propaganda works. By luck or design, a news item appears in a legitimate media outlet, such as BBC, Reuters, or NBC. It gives a small opening for distorted interpretation, which is exploited in the form of a sensationalist headline in tabloids or Russian-sponsored media.

In the News

Donald Trump, Laying Out Foreign Policy, Promises Coherence

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Donald J. Trump, exuding confidence after his resounding primary victories in the East, promised a foreign policy on Wednesday that he said would put “America first.” 

In the News

Grand Strategy And Military Alliances

featuring Victor Davis Hanson, David Berkeyvia Cambridge University Press
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Alliances have shaped grand strategy and warfare since the dawn of civilization. Indeed, it is doubtful that the United States of America would have gained its independence without its Revolutionary War alliance with France.


Managing Debt In An Overleveraged World

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What ever happened to deleveraging? In the years since the 2008 global financial crisis, austerity and balance-sheet repair have been the watchwords of the global economy. And yet today, more than ever, debt is fueling concern about growth prospects worldwide.

In the News

Nuclear Threat Now Greater Than During Cold War, Say Nunn, Perry At UGA

featuring Sam Nunn, William J. Perryvia Athens Banner-Herald
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The threat of someone using a nuclear weapon is even greater now than it was during the Cold War, according to former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry.

In the News

Would JASTA Violate International Law?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Just Security
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Writing in The New York Times last Friday, Curt Bradley and Jack Goldsmith argued that the Justice Against State Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) would “violate a core principle of international law,” the principle of foreign sovereign immunity.

Analysis and Commentary

Obama, Germany, And ‘The Right Side Of History’

by Jeremy Carlvia National Review
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Of all of the irritating and intolerable things about the Left, perhaps the worst is their smug self-confidence that they are on “the right side of history.” The assumption that history has a “right side” that can be easily determined in the current moment is part and parcel of the liberal delusion.

Analysis and Commentary

Encryption As Living Will: Think Before You Drink The Kool-Aid

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A grieving father in Italy has written to Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, to beg him to unblock his dead son’s iPhone so he can retrieve the photographs stored on it.


Stephen Kotkin On Putin's Russia: Down But Not Out, Part 2

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Kotkin discusses the history of Russian aggression and the country’s recent military reform.