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Let's Party Like It's 1973!

by Russell Robertsvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The American standard of living has improved for more people than the numbers suggest.

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In The Deepfake Era, Counterterrorism Is Harder

by Amy Zegartvia The Atlantic
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

After failing to detect the 9/11 plot, spy agencies reinvented themselves for an age of terrorism, but a new generation of technological threats requires a new round of reforms.

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Condoleezza Rice: The Taliban Believed We Wanted A Peace Agreement More Than They Did

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News Radio
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses her new book To Build A Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth. Rice notes that President Trump made the right decision to cancel meeting with the Taliban at Camp David, and Rice also believes that keeping a military presence in Afghanistan is important to make sure Afghanistan does not go back to a place that allowed 9/11 to happen.

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In Foreign Policy, Trump Gets Points For Creativity. Results, Not So Much

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

I have a confession to make: I was wrong about President Trump’s ambition regarding foreign policy. At the beginning of his presidency, I assumed — sometimes in The Post — that Trump would pursue a modest program in international affairs and focus instead on his larger domestic agenda, much touted during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

The Tectonic Shift In Global Migration?

by Timothy Kanevia Medium
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The past century must take lessons from history with caution because things are different now. A millennium of lessons from the wars and diplomacies of nation-states may, or may not, be relevant in this era when the nation-state is evolving, when technologies have erupted to transform communication and transport, when human capital is orders of magnitude higher. The masses are literate now, for starters. In my mind, these are the tectonic forces, and they are a helpful light on policy debates.

Analysis and Commentary

The Monroe Doctrine: Guide To The Future

by Williamson Murrayvia Strategika
Friday, September 6, 2019

The Monroe Doctrine, which purports to warn other states from interfering in the affairs of the Western Hemisphere, has supposedly remained a basic principle of American foreign policy since the first half of the nineteenth century. From the point when it was issued, its actual relevance has depended on the willingness to enforce it, or whether there was any real threat. President Monroe issued it during a period when all of the major Spanish colonies in the Western Hemisphere were in the process of gaining their independence from Spain. 

Analysis and Commentary

Michael Trump Or Donald Dukakis

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In researching my article “Donald Trump Vs. Adam Smith,” I came across Michael Dukakis’s speech to Moog Automotive, an auto parts firm near St. Louis. What I found striking is the uncanny resemblance between Dukakis’s and Donald Trump’s views on foreign trade and even on making American great again. Thus the title of this post.

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Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton speaks on "Threats to American Security: A Cl
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Condoleezza Rice: John Bolton Understands That He, Not Trump, Had To Go

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice weighs in on the exit of National Security Adviser John Bolton from the Trump administration, saying that in the end, Bolton had to have known he would have to "go" if he and the president weren't on the same page. Rice says "I'm sure he did his best to give the president his unvarnished advice which is what you're supposed to do as national security adviser, but in the final analysis, if the national security adviser and the president are not on the same page, it's not the president who's going to go and I'm sure that John understands that as a long-serving diplomat, long-serving policy expert."

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Condoleezza Rice 'Relieved' After Cancellation Of Taliban Talks

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice said she's "relieved" that the US walked away from talks with the Taliban concerning the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

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Markos Kounalakis With Larry Diamond: Saving American Democracy

with Larry Diamond, Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Markos Kounalakis and Larry Diamond discuss Diamond's new book, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American ComplacencyDiamond argues that we are at a pivotal point where either a new era of tyranny or democratic renewal could be ushered in around the globe. This next era will depend on political reforms and political leadership from the United States and other free republics.

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Tim Kane: How Do Americans Think Their Neighbors Value Liberty In Dollars?

interview with Timothy Kanevia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses his Fox News article "How do you measure value? And other great questions for Labor Day."

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Bill Whalen: The Kennedy Clan Returns To The Hunt For The Senate And Beyond

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Forbes article "The Torch Has Been Passed . . . But Can A Fourth Generation Of Aspiring Kennedys Run With It?"

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Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’: Discussing The Trump Administration’s Judicial Policies

interview with John Yoovia AEI
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo recommends that the Trump administration go to the Supreme Court to address the liberal activist judges who seem to be overreaching their power. 

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In the News

Democracy Is Fighting For Its Life

featuring Larry Diamondvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It is common today to speak of a crisis of democracy, but such language underrates the challenge at hand. American democracy faces not one, but three distinct and connected crises. There is an ongoing assault on democratic norms and values, which has led to the coarsening of the U.S. social fabric and the erosion of unspoken, but vitally important, norms that provide the guardrails of self-government. 

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U.S. Should Side With Hong Kong Protesters, Says Ex-Pentagon Chief Jim Mattis

featuring General Jim Mattisvia The Japan Times
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday anti-government protests in Hong Kong were “not an internal” Chinese matter and that the United States should offer at least moral support to the demonstrators.

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What We Are Reading Today: Learning In The Fast Lane

featuring Chester E. Finn Jr.via Arab News
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Advanced Placement program stands as the foremost source of college-level academics for millions of high school students in the US and beyond. More than 22,000 schools now participate in it, across nearly forty subjects, from Latin and art to calculus and computer science. Yet remarkably little has been known about how this nongovernmental program became one of the greatest success stories in K–12 education — until now.

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Senior Congressional Staff Visit Stanford For The Cyber And Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp

mentioning Herbert Lin, Andrew Grotto, Michael McFaul, Hoover Institutionvia Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Monday, September 9, 2019

A bipartisan group of congressional staffers took part in the Cyber and Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp last week, bringing industry experts together to explore the ever changing technology landscape and its effect on policy issues.

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New Book Records Harrowing Stories Of Witnesses, Officials In 9/11 Attacks

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia The Jerusalem Post
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A new book entitled The Only Plane in the Sky: an Oral History of 9/11 records the firsthand accounts of witnesses to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, including detailed interviews with United States government and military officials who were serving at the time. The book, by former Politico magazine editor Garrett Graff, includes the transcripts of the interviews.

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China Will Emerge As Winner In Trade War, Says Global Strategist

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Business Times
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

China would be the one sounding the trumpet when the ongoing trade war between the two largest economies ends. While currently there is no end in sight for the escalating tit for tat between China and the United States, Independent Strategy's President and Global Strategic David Roche believed it would work out for the best for the Asian powerhouse.

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How The Trade War Became The Stock Market’s Biggest Driver

cited Steven J. Davisvia Market Watch
Monday, September 9, 2019

Trade policy has never been as uncertain as it currently is, and that uncertainty is leading to volatile stock markets, a new study finds.

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Trump Insists Everything Is Fine As Economic Anxiety Surges

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Politico
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The United States economy is slowing by nearly every major measure, from job creation to business investment.

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Executive Surveys Forecast Business Outcomes

cited Steven J. Davisvia Chicago Booth Review
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Consider the 2008–09 financial crisis, the June 2016 Brexit referendum, or recent trade tensions between the US and China. Developments such as these create uncertainty and undermine business confidence, hurting capital investment and growth. Indeed, unresolved trade tensions lowered gross investment in the US manufacturing sector by 4 percent, or $22 billion, in 2018, according to the January 2019 Survey of Business Uncertainty.

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Citizen Columnist: The Ultimate Benefits Of Wisdom And Understanding

quoting Shelby Steelevia SC Now
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Perhaps one of the greatest challenges we have as individuals is that of making the right choices.

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How Deepfakes Could Impact The 2019 Canadian Election

quoting John Villasenorvia CTV News
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In the era of disinformation, social media users are forced to take an increasingly skeptical eye to their feeds in order to separate fact from fiction.

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Mattis Says U.S. Needs ‘Boots On The Ground’ In Afghanistan

quoting General Jim Mattisvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said America needs to keep forces in Afghanistan for now to prevent terrorists including al-Qaeda from regrouping and posing a threat to the U.S.

Condoleezza Rice gives the before-dinner remarks titled “US Global Leadership?”
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New 9/11 Account Recalls Harrowing Moments Before Flight 93 Crash: 'I’ll Ram The Cockpit'

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Fox News
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

“They made the decision we didn’t have to make.” Those are the words of Lt. Col. Marc Sasseville, as recalled 18 years later in a new account of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks from the perspective of decision-makers in Washington, survivors, military service members and the families of those aboard United Flight 93, which was hijacked before passengers fought back and brought the plane down.

ohn Bolton served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush in the departments of State and Justice.
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Trump Fires Bolton As National Security Adviser

quoting Bill Whalenvia Las Vegas Review Journal
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he and others in the administration disagreed with Bolton’s recommendations.

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Uninsured Rate Rises For The 1st Time Since ACA

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Healthcare Drive
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Though the uninsured rate fluctuates throughout the year, 2018 saw the first annual increase in the number of uninsured Americans in almost a decade amid Trump administration actions that have destabilized the Affordable Care Act and cut enrollment in safety net programs.

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The Ghosts Of Past Wars Live On In A Critical Archive

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia War on the Rocks
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The United States will soon deploy soldiers to Afghanistan born after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Next August will mark the 30th anniversary of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, along with the subsequent American-led military buildup leading to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. The American military has been directly engaged in the “greater Middle East” since. For the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, the experience of war has extended longer, with this December marking the 40th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan and next September the same for Iraq’s invasion of Iran.