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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Gifted Education— What I Saw, What I’m Learning

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Next
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I've visited eight countries to see how they educate their high-ability kids in the hope that we might pick up tips that would prove useful in improving the woeful state of “gifted education” in the U.S

Analysis and Commentary

Reflections on U.S. Economic Espionage, Post-Snowden

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cheng Li’s and Ryan McElveen’s good post over the weekend (via Daniel Byman) sparked the following reflections on U.S. economic espionage, post-Snowden.  Li and McElveen nicely summarize U.S.-Chinese relations concerning cybersecurity in the run-up to and

Analysis and Commentary

This Year’s NDAA: A Big Win for the Administration on Guantanamo

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I have only had a chance to look briefly at the Guantanamo-related provisions of the House-Senate compromise NDAA, but the text looks to me like a big win for the Obama administration---and for common sense. The administration will cast this as a step f

Interviews
Interviews

Michael Spence on Bloomberg Surveillance

with Michael Spencevia Bloomberg Television
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Michael Spence of New York University discusses the issues holding back robust economic growth on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

Interviews

John Taylor on The Kudlow Report Part I

with John B. Taylorvia Kudlow Report (CNBC)
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, and John Taylor, former U.S Treasury Undersecretary, debate what is to blame for the housing bubble. Taylor says monetary impulse is a big factor.

Interviews

Kori Schake on Secure Freedom Radio (:50)

with Kori Schakevia Secure Freedom Radio
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Your owner's manual for your most important possession: Your freedom...

Interviews

John Taylor on The Kudlow Report Part II

with John B. Taylorvia Kudlow Report (CNBC)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, and John Taylor, former U.S Treasury Undersecretary, debate short and long-term rates under Greenspan's Fed. There was a high correlation between short and long-term rates before 2003, defends Greenspan.

Interviews

Condoleezza Rice on CNN International

with Condoleezza Ricevia CNN International
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Bharatiya Janata Party, riding high on its victory in the recent assembly elections, has more reason to cheer. In a major boost to BJP Prime Ministerial Narendra Modi, former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice claimed the Gujarat riots were no longer an issue and the US would work with Modi if he became the Prime Minister.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Heartland Radio

with Victor Davis Hansonvia Heartland Institute
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Victor Davis Hanson is a well-known historian, commentator, and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

In the News
In the News

North Koreans 'Misinterpreted My Curiosity as Something More Sinister'

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia San Jose Mercury News
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

In his first extensive remarks since returning home, Merrill Newman said that while the North Koreans looked after his health and fed him well, he was under constant guard in his hotel room and 'my interrogator made it clear that if I did not cooperate, I could be sentenced to jail for espionage for 15 years.'

In the News

Iran Expert: Talks Should Challenge Revolutionary Guard

with Abraham D. Sofaervia Jewish Week (NY)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013