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The Real Winner Of The House Intelligence Committee Hearing On Russia

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Thursday, March 23, 2017

After the vote results came in last November, many Russians close to the Kremlin celebrated. “Our Trump” — or #TrumpNash, as they tweeted — had been elected president of the United States. Few in Moscow expected Donald Trump to win, but many Russians wanted him to win, including Vladimir Putin.

Russian Presidential Press Office
Interviews

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Forbes article "Putin Plans For Reelection Without Crimea Euphoria And The Trump Bubble."

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. 

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.

In the News

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?

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In the News

TEDxStanford 2017 Lineup

featuring Michael McFaul, Kori Schakevia TEDx
Thursday, March 16, 2017

This year's TEDxStanford program brings an extraordinary lineup of presenters, from a young Stanford grad using virtual reality to let people experience and plan for their own death, to former Ambassador to Russia, Professor Mike McFaul on whether we are entering a new Cold War, a writer from The Daily Show who will explore “comedy news and fake news," and a bioengineer whose design of a 20-cent blood centrifuge will save lives. 

Interviews

Former Russia Ambassador Michael McFaul: Yahoo Hack Is State-On-State Cyber Attack

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the US government's announcement that two Russian spies and two criminal hackers have been charged in the massive Yahoo hack. McFaul says the Yahoo hack can be considered a state-on-state cyber attack and the Trump administration must respond.

Vladimir Putin
Interviews

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Forbes article "Putin Changes Course As He Gives Up On Trump."

Related Commentary

Defending the Final Frontier

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Strategika
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The capacity to protect one’s own military satellite network while destroying the enemy’s—entirely feasible well within a decade—would relegate an enemy’s military operations to pre-modern levels.

Putin
Analysis and Commentary

Is Putin Preparing To Admit Guilt For MH17?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began its hearings on Ukraine's suit against Russia on March 6 in the Hague. Ukraine’s 45-page indictment alleges that Russia violated two UN conventions: First, the Terrorist Financing Treaty through its support of "illegally armed groups" in the self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, and, second, the mistreatment of Tartars under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. 

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