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The State Department’s Human-Rights Report Marks A Turning Point In Foreign Policy

by Robert J. Delahunty, John Yoovia National Review
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Today’s State Department report on inalienable rights may mark a turning point in the long debate over whether the United States should emphasize power politics or human rights in world affairs.


Pushing Back On Cancel Culture

by Robert J. Delahunty, John Yoovia City Journal
Friday, June 26, 2020

Expanding civil rights protections to speech could limit the abuses of wokeness.

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Domestic Military Use Is Lawful But Not Yet Prudent

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia Newsweek
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The police officer responsible for George Floyd's death should be arrested and tried for murder. His conduct was, simply put, outrageous. Nonetheless, while the criminal process should be permitted to proceed, even the reprehensible conduct of the officer in question does not justify the nationwide rioting and looting that have followed.

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A 'WHO' For Democracies

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia Defining Ideas
Saturday, May 30, 2020

The U.S. departure from the World Health Organization offers a new opportunity.

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by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia Strategika
Friday, May 29, 2020

As the confrontation between the United States and China intensifies, Taiwan will occupy a pivotal place. Since becoming the site of the exiled Nationalist Chinese government after the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) conquest of mainland China in 1949, the island state has become a flourishing and prosperous liberal democracy boasting the 21st-largest economy in the world.

Analysis and Commentary

In Helping Hong Kong, Follow the Cold War Model

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia Newsweek
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) move to defy its legal obligations and dismantle Hong Kong's autonomy leaves the Trump White House with few good options. The United States will not use military force to defend a tiny city-state that partially sits on the Chinese mainland. But American leaders could render the CCP's victory a hollow one. They could create a haven in this country for Hong Kong's greatest assets—its human and financial capital.


The World Health Organization Is Not Salvageable

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia Newsweek
Thursday, May 14, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has corrupted the World Health Organization (WHO), under the leadership of Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The WHO pursued politics over public health by helping Beijing spread disinformation about the outbreak and excluding Taiwan and its wealth of knowledge about the disease. 

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How To Make China Pay For COVID-19

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia Defining Ideas
Sunday, April 26, 2020

The more we learn about the origins of the coronavirus, the more compelling a punitive case against China grows. 


Why Trump Will Win His Challenge To California's Tax Return Law

by John Yoo, Robert J. Delahuntyvia The Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 9, 2019

President Trump and the Republican National Committee filed suit this week challenging California’s new law requiring candidates in presidential primaries to release five years of tax returns. The challenges will almost certainly prevail.


Mr. President, Don’t Fire Mueller – It Will Hurt You And America

by Robert J. Delahunty, John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, November 10, 2018

Now that he’s fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, there’s speculation that President Trump will ask his newly appointed acting attorney general to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in order to end Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in our 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.