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Gold-Plated Golf Clubs And Birthday Bashes: How Abe Courts Trump

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Politico
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Perhaps more than any world leader, the Japanese prime minister has sought to keep Donald Trump close, even though the results have been mixed.

Analysis and Commentary

30 Years After Tiananmen

by Glenn Tiffertvia Journal of Democracy
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Chinese Communist Party allows no public commemoration of the protest movement that it violently crushed in the vicinity of Tiananmen Square in 1989, but its private reckoning with that tragedy has never mattered more. President Xi Jinping has quietly taken Tiananmen as a guiding light, reading it as a cautionary tale of regime decay and a playbook for revival. This view has inspired his campaigns to tackle corruption, restore ideological discipline, and reclaim control over history. And the most lasting contribution of all to Xi's tenure may be the selective rehabilitation of traditional Chinese culture as a source of political legitimacy.

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Steve Bannon Declares War On China

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia The American Conservative
Friday, April 12, 2019
Despite its dispiritingly anti-intellectual president, the Trump era has paradoxically been the Age of the Think Tank.
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China Should Fear This Killer Combo: The U.S. Marines And F-35s

quoting H. R. McMastervia National Interest
Thursday, April 11, 2019

The U.S. Marine Corps is practicing a new method of speeding firepower across a war zone. And that could have big implications for America's military strategy in the western Pacific. And the F-35 could help.

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Raghuram Rajan Has A Few Tips On Jobs, Reforms For The Next Govt

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Today
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan suggested that India needs to boost its pace of growth, especially in job creating sectors which in turn merits a whole new generation of reforms as the old ones have lost momentum.

Friedman FundamentalsFeatured

What Drives Economic Progress

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The world thrives when individuals are able to pursue their interests without government interference.


Steven Davis: Analysts Say US-China Trade Imbalance May Not Be What Really Matters

interview with Steven J. Davisvia America CGTN
Monday, April 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Steven Davis talks about the US trade deficit with China. Davis does not think we should be too worried because the US and the US treasury in-particular is the world’s largest supplier of safe liquid debt securities. What do we get for that? We get stuff. We get cars and goods and so on.

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Mar-A-Lago Spy Probe Underscores Chinese-American Racial Profiling Dilemma

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Forbes
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The front-page headline of the New York Post on Wednesday blared suspicion that a China national caught at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida last week is a spy: “Revealed: Secret spy gear stash of Chinese woman who conned way into Trump club.”

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World War II Was A Fight To Preserve Human Freedom

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

This summer will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the day thousands of men landed on the fog-covered beaches of Normandy to attack Nazi Germany’s army. What were these men fighting for? What was at stake for those fighting the deadly World War II? Scholar and professor Victor Davis Hanson answers these questions in a new free online course from Hillsdale College, “The Second World Wars.”

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Is The Sultan Of Brunei Imposing Sharia Law To Clean Up His Family's Image?

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia CNN
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

For decades, he was known as a godfather of excess. The wealthiest man in the world for many years, the sultan of Brunei knew how to spend the vast riches that flowed from the oil deposits bestowed upon the tiny Southeast Asian nation he controls with absolute power.