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Markos Kounalakis on the John Batchelor Show (9:26)

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Visiting Fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses Boko Haram and its kidnapping of Nigerian girls on the John Batchelor Show.

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Victor Davis Hanson on Hugh Hewitt

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Hugh Hewitt Show
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the attack on the Canadian parliament on the Hugh Hewitt Show.

John Kerry
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John Kerry Fails to Hold Hamas Accountable

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rewarding vicious conduct is a sure-fire method of generating more of it. And wrongly blaming an ally for provoking young men and women to join your brutal adversary is an excellent recipe for harming friends and strengthening enemies. Yet in the struggle against Islamic extremism, the Obama administration has adopted both of these profoundly counterproductive tactics.

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Stress Tests Conclude That Europe Can Call Putin's Energy Bluff And Win

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On October 16, the European Energy Commission published its European Energy Security Strategy on how to limit the potential disruption of reductions of Russian gas supplies to European countries as a consequence of the Russian-Ukrainian War.

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Thomas Henriksen on CNBC

interview with Thomas H. Henriksenvia CNBC
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Senior Fellow Thomas Henriksen discusses homegrown terrorism on Squawk Box.


Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses current events on Garrison.


North Korean Ambassador to the UN Talks at CFR

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In case you need a macabre laugh. Transcript is available here if you can’t stand watching Jang Il Hun compare human rights in his country favorably to those in South Korea.

The globe in slices
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Our new Missiles of October

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby communist Cuba.

Today's October worries are more insidious: the Ebola virus, the macabre Islamic State, a tottering stock market, a bellicose Russia, and a crisis of confidence in our government.

The Provinces

Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle—Part 3: Political Protégés from the Provinces

by Cheng Livia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Throughout the reform area, top Chinese leaders have usually risen to their positions after gaining substantial experience as provincial-level leaders. 

Great Wall of China
Party Affairs

What They Did on Their Summer Vacation

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

As some members of the Xi Jinping leadership retreated to the seaside summer resort at Beidaihe, several events and trends converged in anticipation of a Central Committee plenum later this fall.  


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