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Analysis and Commentary

From Jolie-Pitt To The Jolly Pit Of Globaloney

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 26, 2016

They should have cancelled United Nations week in New York as soon as the news broke that Angelina was divorcing Brad. Did any family more perfectly embody the hopes of that nebulous but uplifting entity, the international community, than theirs?

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson: Five Ingredients For A Populist Backlash

interview with Niall Ferguson
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses five ingredients for a populist backlash.

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Leading From Below

by Thomas Donnellyvia Military History in the News
Friday, September 23, 2016

Complaining about the weaknesses of European military forces has long been a favorite sport of American politicians, defense officials and pundits; this is one issue on which populists and the Establishment agree. Indeed, presidential candidate Donald Trump’s threats to withdraw from NATO unless European members pay up are really only different in quantity than in quality than Barack Obama’s “free-rider” rhetoric. Many of these complaints have merit; the failure to meet the defense-spending target of 2 percent of gross domestic product is to fall before a pretty low hurdle.

Featured

Timothy Garton Ash On Free Expression In Modern Times

by Timothy Garton Ashvia WBEZ
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash talks about his latest book, Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World. He calls the process of writing Free Speech, a “journey...not to eliminate conflict between human aspirations, values and ideologies but to work towards a framework of civilized and peaceful conflict, suitable to and sustainable in this world of neighbors.” 

In the News

The Fog Of Politics

quoting Kori Schakevia Economist
Saturday, September 24, 2016

After the Brexit vote, the European Union is pushing for more military integration. Its proposals mostly miss the point.

Analysis and Commentary

Putin Puts An End To Electoral Politics In Russia

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Sunday September 18 election for the Russian parliament has given Vladimir Putin another pro-Putin parliament (Duma) to routinely rubber-stamp his most ludicrous and repressive legislation.

In the News

Merkel Offers Bavaria 'Mea Culpa' In Hint At Fourth Term

quoting Josef Joffevia Daily Mail (UK)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Angela Merkel's shock admission that she wishes she could turn back the clock on her migrant policy is a clear attempt to mend fences with her allies in Bavaria and a strong hint she will seek to run for a fourth term as German chancellor.

Analysis and Commentary

The Reasons Behind The Obama Non-Recovery

by Robert J. Barrovia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It wasn’t the severity of the Great Recession that caused the weak recovery, but government policies.

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Life After Merkel: A Preview

by Russell A. Bermanvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Germany’s vulnerable chancellor looks likely to lose out on a fourth term.

Putin
Interviews

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Forbes article "An Open Letter To Donald Trump Regarding His Fondness For Vladimir Putin."

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