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Ep. 398: Waiting On A Friend (20:10)

interview with Michael McFaul, Peter M. Robinsonvia Ricochet
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the warming relations with North Korea, what to do about Syria, and how to handle Russia and President Putin.

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The Once and Future Restoration

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

A hundred and fifty years ago, Japan’s Meiji restoration launched Asia on a quest for a modern identity. That search continues today, as Asia tries to balance autonomy with state control, the future with the past.

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Cybersecurity League, Assemble!

by Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Unlike the Cold War, today’s asymmetrical “code war” makes open nations uniquely vulnerable. The free world must form a united front against cyberattacks.

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Weaponized Words

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The revolution will be televised—and tweeted, and posted, and Instagrammed. Language is today’s truly disruptive technology.


Michael Auslin On Armstrong And Getty

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Armstrong and Getty
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses President Trump's summit with Kim Jung Un and what might happen.


Kiron Skinner: White House Open To Trump-Putin Meeting Amid Rising Tensions

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox and Friends (Fox News)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner examines US-Russian relations as well as how to help Russia engage with the west.

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Make Chimerica Great Again*

by Niall Ferguson, Xiang Xuvia Economics Working Papers
Monday, April 16, 2018

Economics Working Paper 18105

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China Stealing From The US? Nothing New In Pinching Each Other’s Best Ideas

quoting John H. Cochrane via Irish Times
Sunday, April 15, 2018

If – and I use that word carefully – there is any substance to Donald Trump’s ideas about global trade it is to be found in the notion that China is stealing a lot of corporate America’s best ideas. In the jargon it’s called intellectual property theft. A lot of people have been exercised for years about the ways China seems to gets its hands on innovations that originate in the United States (and, occasionally, elsewhere).

In the News

Former President Of Taiwan Talks Democracy And Politics

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Stanford Daily
Friday, April 13, 2018
Former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou addressed a crowd of 400 University faculty, students and local community members in his Wednesday talk on democracy, cross-strait relations and future challenges facing Taiwan.

Intellectual Property

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, April 12, 2018

The China trade argument has boiled down to intellectual property and trade. Roughly it has gone like this: "We need to stop China from selling us all this stuff. Bring the jobs home!" "Uh, right now the jobs problem is that employers can't find workers. Cheap stuff from China is a boon to American consumers. Tariffs like that on steel cost more steel-using jobs than they save." "Hm. Ok, but we have to threaten with tariffs to get China to stop requiring our companies to share intellectual property!"