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The Surprising Factor For Immigrant Success

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 26, 2017
Those born in Algeria do better than those from Israel and Japan. Why? There are fewer of them.
Analysis and Commentary

The Terror Threat Is Real

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Monday, June 26, 2017

In the last week alone, terrorists have attacked or attempted to attack targets in European nations we call allies and friends. One of the main railway stations in Brussels, Belgium was targeted. So too were innocent civilians on the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

In the News

Who Is Pulling The Strings?

quoting Abbas Milanivia Business Mirror
Monday, June 26, 2017

History has a habit of turning on an event not a process. However, those turning points do create a process.

In the News

Kamala Harris Goes Silent When Confronted With True Sex-Based Oppression

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Powerline
Friday, June 23, 2017

Last week, Sen. Kamala Harris became the left’s designated victim of the month because she was interrupted by Republican Senators during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Harris kept interrupting the witness, Attorney General Jeff Session, so it’s debatable whether she had a genuine grievance. Nonetheless, the Democrats and their media allies were quick to level hackneyed allegations that, once again, sexist patriarchs have tried to silence a woman “speaking truth to power.”

In the News

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Asra Nomani Accuse Dem Senators Of Ignoring Them In Hearing

featuring Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Fox News
Friday, June 23, 2017

Women’s rights activists Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Nomani have accused four female Democratic senators of ignoring them during a committee hearing last week, complaining the lawmakers did not ask them a single question.

Analysis and Commentary

How Much Is Saudi Aramco Worth? It Depends On The Country's Institutions

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia plans a public offering of 5% of its national oil company, Aramco, sometime in 2018. As the world’s largest energy producer and with the largest proved reserves, Saudi Arabia believes that the capital market will value Aramco at some $2 trillion, making it the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. At this price, the government’s 5% would bring in $100 billion, which is supposed to be devoted to diversifying the Saudi Arabian economy away from energy.

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Kori Schake On Deep State Radio

interview with Kori Schakevia Deep State Radio
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake talks about the escalations and complications that are making virtually every flashpoint in the Middle East more dangerous, and how the Trump administration is responding.

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Ayatollah Machiavelli

by Karim Sadjadpourvia Analysis
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Islamic Republic of Iran and its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have arguably become the most powerful country, and leader, in the Middle East. A Machiavellian combination of ruthlessness, radicalism, and realism—underpinned by a 2500-year history of subtle statecraft—has helped Tehran fill political vacuums created by the Iraq war and Arab uprisings. Though American and Iran share numerous common interests—and adversaries—as long as Iran continues to define itself as a revolution rather than a nation-state cooperation will be minimal, containment will be necessary, and confrontation may be unavoidable


Lanhee Chen On AirTalk

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KPCC 89.3 (Southern California)
Monday, June 19, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen examines the implications for US-Russian relations after US forces downed a Syrian government jet, as well as how much of a bellwether the Georgia special Congressional election will be for both parties in the 2018 midterms, and much more.


Why Mideast Peace Ambitions Must Be Dialed Back

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Saturday, June 17, 2017

President Trump’s administration is reportedly drafting a document outlining principles to guide negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. The laudable aim is to bring their protracted conflict to an end.