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A New Nuclear Strategy For 21st Century Realities

by James Goodbyvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Failing to move on from the Cold War mindset about nuclear weapons encourages their development and increases the risk that they will be used.

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Beyond Unemployment

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

In modern economies, people may have jobs, but they still harbor major concerns in a wide range of areas, including security, health and work-life balance, income and distribution, training, mobility, and opportunity. By focusing solely on the unemployment rate, policymakers are ignoring the many dimensions of employment that affect welfare.

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Eric Hanushek On Income Inequality And Educational Achievement

interview with Eric Hanushekvia C-SPAN
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Eric Hanushek discusses the results of his recent study on income inequality and its impact on educational achievement.

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Strategika Issue 58: Current U.S.-Israel Relations

via Strategika
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Strategika Issue 58 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Trump Needs To Stop Siding With Our Adversaries Against Other Americans

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Thankfully, the Cold War is over, and has little chance of returning: Neither Russia nor China will ever challenge us in the way the Soviet Union did. Yet our confrontation with an ideological and strategic superpower did produce some useful practices in the art of American diplomacy — norms that President Trump violated during his trip to Japan this week. It’s time we recall why our leaders once followed certain unspoken rules during the Cold War — and to consider re-adopting those same standards of behavior.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump And Israel

by Barry Strauss via Strategika
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Trump Administration has changed course in various ways from its predecessor when it comes to relations with Israel. Among other things, the current American government has moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and reduced aid to the Palestinians. In addition, the administration is on the verge of unveiling the so-called Deal of the Century, a new proposal for an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Interviews
Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Election Forecast Models Trump The President's Bad Poll Numbers."

In the News
In the News

Jurisprudence And The Failed Coup

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The indispensable Victor Davis Hanson recently noted, “Real coups against democracies rarely are pulled off by jack-booted thugs in sunglasses or fanatical mobs storming the presidential palace. More often, they are the insidious work of supercilious bureaucrats, bought intellectuals, toady journalists, and political activists who falsely project that their target might at some future date do precisely what they are currently planning and doing—and that they are noble patriots, risking their lives, careers, and reputations for all of us, and thus must strike first.”

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Harvard Is An Embarrassment To American Higher Education

quoting Peter Berkowitzvia Forbes
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

As America's oldest and wealthiest university, Harvard University has been a source of national pride, indeed a national treasure, always very high on the list of the world's top schools. Yet recently it committed a blunder of breathtaking proportions, one so egregious that it calls for action not only by Harvard but possibly even beyond.

In the News

‘Mona Lisa’ Comes To Life In Computer-Generated ‘Living Portrait’

quoting John Villasenorvia Smithsonian Magazine
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Harry Potter series got the world used to the idea of living portraits with its talking paintings and moving photographs. But last week, when an A.I.-generated “living portrait” of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa began making the rounds on the web, many people were startled when the famous portrait moved her lips and looked around.

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The ‘Exorbitant Privilege’ Of Donald Trump And Angela Merkel

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

In economic terms, the United States and Germany are two of the luckiest nations on earth. Like two spoiled children, their refusal to appreciate that privilege lies at the root of their trade dispute.

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‘We’re Not Being Paranoid’: U.S. Warns Of Spy Dangers Of Chinese-Made Drones

quoting John Villasenorvia WAMU 88.5
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Drones have become an increasingly popular tool for industry and government. Electric utilities use them to inspect transmission lines. Oil companies fly them over pipelines. The Interior Department even deployed them to track lava flows at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.

In the News

When Growth Isn't Inclusive And Benefits Only A Section

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Standard
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Just ahead of the 2008 economic meltdown, when India was the flavour of the season at Davos, a top official of the erstwhile Planning Commission made a startling albeit roundabout admission: that the "inclusive growth" mantra of the time was not for the "aam aadmi" but for PLUs (people like us) and those in the higher strata.

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What’s Beijing Doing In Haifa?

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Below the radar screens of all but a few experts, a dispute is brewing with the potential to disrupt defense cooperation between the U.S. and Israel and embroil the Jewish state in America’s increasingly intense trade conflict with China.

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The Fall Of A Model Democracy

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Atlantic
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The recipe is not a good one: a brazen businessman, a contentious election, and a hint of criminality. Those troubling ingredients were brought to a boil in Benin this month as one of the world’s strongest democracies saw opposition parties barred from running for office, protesters taking to the streets, and an unknown number of arrests and deaths. As demonstrations grew over April’s parliamentary elections, President Patrice Talon also blocked access to the internet and unleashed the police. The story might seem routine in other parts of the developing world, but it’s an anomaly in Benin, which sparked a wave of African democratization in the 1990s and has remained resistant to breakdown and backsliding ever since.

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Jaw-Jaw: Peter Mattis On The Intentions Of The Chinese Communist Party

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia War on the Rocks
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

What threat does a revisionist China pose to the United States and democratically minded states around the world? Where should we look to find out the intentions of the Chinese Communist Party? If left unchecked, will China export its illiberal form of government? These and other questions are explored in this week’s episode of Jaw-Jaw.