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Analysis and Commentary

Xi Jinping Thought Fails The Test Of Diversity And Inclusion

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Xi Jinping is the “core” of China’s leadership. Xi Jinping Thought is the political foundation of the Chinese Communist Party and constitutes the governing principles of the Chinese government. Xi Jinping’s leadership and Thought are not to be questioned or challenged in any way by the Chinese people. It is only to be studied and elaborated in accordance with the Central Party School’s instructions.

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The Libertarian: The China Quandary

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

How much can the U.S. do to protect human rights in China while still advancing our nation interests?


Lanhee Chen: Trump Says China Trade Deal May Be Better After Election

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia MSN
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses President Trump's tough stance on China and Iran. Chen also discusses President Trump's suggestion that it might be better to wait until after the 2020 election for a trade deal with China.


The Bookmonger Episode 275: How To Be A Dictator By Frank Dikotter

interview with Frank Diköttervia The Bookmonger
Monday, December 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his book How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century.

Analysis and Commentary

Xi Jinping Thought Fails Its First Major Test

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Xi Jinping Thought, short for Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, which has been incorporated in China’s Constitution, consists of 14 basic policies.

FeaturedNational Security

Trump’s Foreign Policy: The Popping Point Of Maximum Pressure

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The U.S. is gaining momentum in our standoffs with China, Iran, and North Korea. So expect dangerous provocations.

In the News

Ian Easton On Taiwan: Can We Be Honest About China?

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Taipei Times
Monday, December 2, 2019

One of the most remarkable things about China is how poorly understood it is, even by experts. By way of example, you probably think China has a president named Xi Jinping (習近平). Most people do. But actually, China doesn’t have a president. That title doesn’t exist in any official Chinese language documents or news reports.

FeaturedNational Security

The New Cold War? It’s With China, And It Has Already Begun

by Niall Fergusonvia New York Times
Monday, December 2, 2019

Turning Point: The United States and China intensified their trade war in 2019, plunging global markets into uncertainty.


‘How To Be A Dictator’ Review: A Poetics For Tyrants

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 29, 2019

A dictator cannot lead through oppression alone. He must also create the illusion of public support.

Andrew Nagorski at the Berlin Wall, early 1990, shortly after it fell

Timothy Garton Ash: ‘Ideological Competition Is Actually Good For Us’

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Transitions Online
Friday, November 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses 1989, and looks at the major events of that year, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Tiananmen Square protests, and the breakup of Yugoslavia.