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America Will Win The Trade War With China

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Weekly Standard
Saturday, May 12, 2018

For over a decade there has been a trade war between China and America, with America playing the role of passive victim. China has required American firms investing in its country to take on a Chinese partner and turn over their technology, which it agreed not to do when it joined the World Trade Organization. It has stolen American intellectual property, imposed heavy duties on imported vehicles, subsidized its exports, and manipulated its currency.

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Don’t Count On A Watergate Repeat, Could Kim Be Setting A Trap And Other Comments

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Post
Friday, May 11, 2018

Even as leading Democrats try to tamp down talk of impeachment, President Trump’s legal challenges invariably invite comparisons to Richard Nixon, says Sam Tanenhaus at Bloomberg. But there’s good reason why those “hoping for a Watergate-style salvation from Trump” should “think again.” For one thing, unlike now Democrats then had large majorities in both houses of Congress; now the GOP controls Congress.


Kiron Skinner: North Korea Frees Three Americans Ahead Of Trump Summit

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the three Americans who were released by North Korea, and what they can offer concerning North Korea.


Condoleezza Rice: Ambassador Joseph Yun Weighs In On Upcoming U.S.-North Korea Meeting

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia NPR
Friday, May 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses the upcoming meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and what denuclearization means to both parties.


Thomas Henriksen Sees Long Road Ahead on North Korea Talks

interview with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Henriksen says US, North Korea, and South Korea can make progress toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula but hammering out an agreement, will be slower "than we would like," because North Korea will want things in return, like financial assistance, the end of sanctions, and pledges by the US not to invade.


John Taylor Urges IMF, China To Abandon Capital Controls

interview with John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Friday, May 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor says he disagrees with the International Monetary Fund’s emphasis on capital controls as a policy tool, and China’s steps to regularly impose them when needed, saying they should be replaced by open markets and free movement of capital around the world.

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To Make History At North Korea Summit, Trump Should Prepare Like Reagan Did For Gorbachev

quoting George P. Shultzvia USA Today
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Trump is an outsider who cares little for precedents set by past presidents. Reagan was also an outsider. Using his playbook on North Korea would demonstrate leadership.

Kiron Skinner: Can Trump Reach A Deal To Denuclearize North Korea?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the three American hostages that were released from North Korea, and notes that this is what diplomacy looks like. Skinner also talks about President Donald Trump’s upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un.


Condoleezza Rice Says Trump Needs to Be Very Aware of Kim Jong Un

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia Bloomberg
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice talks about the upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

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Through The Minefield To Victory

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Somewhere that military history is constantly in the news—or at least in the newspapers—is in the obituaries of old soldiers. With the generation who comprised the generals and colonels from World War II now almost completely gone, it is the officers from later conflicts who tend to feature now. In the London Times last week, the death notice of Colonel John Cormack, a mining expert who won the Military Cross in the King’s Royal Irish Hussars in the Korean War, reminds us that that conflict never formally ended with a peace treaty, but only sputtered out with an armistice.