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In the News

Turkey's Islamic Supremacist Foreign Policy

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Assyrian International News Agency
Friday, April 29, 2016

Between March 29 and April 2, 2016, Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, paid a visit to Washington D.C. to participate in the 4th Nuclear Security Summit hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama.

Analysis and Commentary

How The West Was Lost – And Why We Need It Back

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, April 28, 2016

The ties between Europe and the US have loosened, but there are still huge global challenges – Russia, China, the Middle East, climate change – we can only face together.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Cyber Bombs" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, April 28, 2016

The U.S. is ramping up cyber operations against ISIS. Another standoff over the FBI’s access to a locked iPhone ends, but are more fights around the corner? And the mystery of the curious zombie habeas cases popping up at Guantanamo. Plus, Susan is feeling nostalgic over surveillance. And Tamara is planning her next book project.

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.” 

Featured

Does The Iran Deal Require The USG To Seek Preemption Of (Some) State Sanctions?

by Jack Goldsmith, Amira Mikhailvia Lawfare
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The U.S. government has sent a letter to all 50 states asking them to align state and local laws with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that the United States and other nations negotiated with Iran. 

In the News

This Bill Would Let 9/11 Victims' Families Sue Saudi Arabia. Here's How It Could Backfire.

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Vox
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Obama administration is trying to block a bill, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), that would seek to allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for its alleged financial support of al-Qaeda.

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.

Featured Commentary

Sustaining Military Readiness—The Devil is in the Details

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Strategika
Friday, April 29, 2016

Today’s global security crystal ball is murky, but a safe assumption is that the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe will remain unsettled and nests of terrorist activity, motivation, and recruitment; with sanctions lifted Iran’s conventional military re-emergence in the region will further challenge the security environment in the Middle East; Northeast Asian allies, China, and the U.S. will continue to react to an unpredictable regime in North Korea.

In the News

Don’t Protect Terror Sponsors

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Commentary
Monday, April 25, 2016

Over the past week, two big things have happened on the terrorism front. First, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that victims of several Iranian-sponsored terrorist attacks could collect money from the Central Bank of Iran.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The John Batchelor Show
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses his book "Civilization: The West and the Rest." Ferguson notes that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the rest lacked, allowing the West to surge past all other competitors.

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