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Report: Allies Against Atrocities: The Imperative For Transatlantic Cooperation To Prevent And Stop Mass Killings

by Tod Lindbergvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

This month marks the release of “Allies Against Atrocities: The Imperative For Transatlantic Cooperation To Prevent And Stop Mass Killings,” a report that I co-wrote with Lee Feinstein, dean of Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies and former US Ambassador to Poland, through the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide and the Stanley Foundation.

In the News

Section 18C: What's All The Fuss And Why Does It Matter?

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia ABC Australia
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

18C? Never heard of it? Means nothing to you? You're not alone. Deputy Prime Minister and National Party leader Barnaby Joyce says people aren't stopping him in the street about it.

Analysis and Commentary

Covered Interest Parity

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, March 20, 2017

Here's how covered interest parity works. Think of two ways to invest money, risklessly, for a year. Option 1: buy a one-year CD (conceptually. If you are a bank, or large corporation you do this by a repurchase agreement). Option 2: Buy euros, buy a one-year European CD, and enter a forward contract by which you get dollars back for your euros one year from now, at a predetermined rate.


Timothy Garton Ash: Ten Free Speech Principles For A Connected World

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Constitution Center
Monday, March 20, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses his book, Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World — hitting on controversies abroad from censorship in China to Charlie Hebdo.

Analysis and Commentary

Putin Plans For Reelection Without Crimea Euphoria And The Trump Bubble

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, March 20, 2017

March 18 is a national Russian holiday marking President Vladimir Putin’s 2014 signing of Crimea’s annexation. The so-called Crimean mobilization pumped up Putin’s approval ratings, sagging from the 2011-12 political protests and lackluster economic performance. 

In the News

Scottish Academic Niall Ferguson Blasts Germany For Austerity ‘Fetish’

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Ekathimerini
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Niall Ferguson looked rested and ready for action as we sat in the roof garden of Athens’s Hotel Grande Bretagne on the day he was due to speak at the Delphi Economic Forum earlier this month.

Analysis and Commentary

What Is Julian Assange's Game? Helping Putin, It Seems

by Herbert Linvia Newsweek
Friday, March 17, 2017

The hypocrisy of WikiLeaks should now be transparent to all, even those who initially supported them. Earlier this month, WikiLeaks posted a trove of documents, allegedly from the CIA, describing various hacking tools that the CIA has in its possession. Many of these tools are based on vulnerabilities in existing computer systems and computer-driven devices, such as televisions.

Analysis and Commentary

An Axe Hangs Over The Liberal Order. Can Merkel Convince Trump To Put It Down?

by Josef Joffevia Guardian
Friday, March 17, 2017

Angela Merkel’s trip to Washington will be no love fest, but the two leaders have more in common than we’d like to think.


The Trump Onslaught On International Law And Institutions

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, March 17, 2017

Two months in to the Trump administration, we are witnessing the beginnings of the greatest presidential onslaught on international law and international institutions in American history. The onslaught appears to be driven by a combination of economic nationalism, anti-cosmopolitanism, anti-elitism, a belief that international law does not reflect American values but threatens American institutions, and a related belief that “American peace, prestige, and prosperity were not being served by our foreign policy.”

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Destined For War: Can America And China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Is China serious about replacing the U.S. as the dominant power in Asia in the foreseeable future? Could Americans accept becoming No. 2? How will Trump’s vow to “Make America Great Again” impact this epic rivalry? Could a trade conflict or accidental collision in the South China Sea cascade into war? Is war between Washington and Beijing inevitable?