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March Madness From The United Nations

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Friday, March 20, 2015

The NCAA basketball tournament has started, and I hope I’ve picked my brackets as well as I predicted the outcome of this month’s meeting of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a component of the UN’s World Health Organization that evaluates the likelihood that various chemicals cause cancer.


Countries Or Jurisdictions With A Flat Tax As Of March 2015

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Friday, March 20, 2015

Countries or Jurisdictions With a Flat Tax as of March 2015 (Includes Personal Exemption or Allowance. Effective Zero Rate on First Tranche of Earnings or Self-Employed Business Profits)

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Ravi Karunanayake And Commercial Air Transport In Sri Lanka

quoting Michael Spencevia Sri Lanka Guardian
Saturday, February 7, 2015

It is heartening to read in the Daily News that Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has confirmed that State governance in Sri Lanka will be aligned to a culture associated with private enterprise. The Minister has made clear that this does not mean that State enterprises will be privatized.


Victor Davis Hanson on the Don Kroah Show (31:25)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Don Kroah Show
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Obama administration's policies on terrorism on the Don Kroah Show.

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Alex Tabarrok on Private Cities

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 26, 2015

Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a recent paper Tabarrok co-authored with Shruti Rajagopalan on Gurgaon, a city in India that until recently had little or no municipal government. The two discuss the successes and failures of this private city, the tendency to romanticize the outcomes of market and government action, and the potential for private cities to meet growing demand for urban living in India and China.


NSA Swag Made in Pakistan

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Three years ago, Lawfare broke the important news that CIA branded gear at the CIA’s gift shop was being imported from, of all places, Pakistan.

Poster Collection, JA 108, Hoover Institution Archives.
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No Time For Disunity In Afghanistan

by Mark Moyarvia Military History in the News
Thursday, December 4, 2014

This week, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani decided to fire his entire cabinet, after he and presidential runner-up Abdullah Abdullah failed to agree on a new slate of cabinet ministers. As part of the power-sharing agreement brokered by the United States in September, Abdullah Abdullah was made co-equal with Ghani in selecting the cabinet.


End Of Forever War Watch, Weekend Edition

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt report:

The globe in slices
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Book Review: Why We Lost Iraq and Afghanistan

by Mark Moyarvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Was it the fault of the White House or naïve generals who assumed the president would commit forces indefinitely?

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Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan: Different or the Same?

by Bing West via Military History in the News
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

From 1965 to 1972 in Vietnam, America fought both a conventional slugfest against North Vietnamese divisions and a counterinsurgency (COIN) campaign against guerrillas. We conducted a COIN campaign in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014, and a COIN campaign in Iraq from 2003 to 2011.