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Iran's Resistance Needs A Light Touch, Not 'Maximum Pressure'

quoting Abbas Milanivia Bloomberg
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Trump could help the democracy movement while hurting the regime. Opposing the Iranian regime doesn't have to mean sanctioning its banks and oil.
Just ask Abbas Milani. The director of Stanford University’s Iran studies program cannot be called a squish when it comes to Iran; he has devoted much of his scholarship to the regime’s struggle against modernity and to understanding the country’s democracy movement.

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A High-Level Senate Report Confirms It: Our Elections Still Aren’t Safe

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In his congressional testimony last week, former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III once again confirmed the seriousness of Moscow’s attack on our democracy in the 2016 presidential election. Yet that wasn’t even the most important news for those of us who track Russian election interference.

Analysis and Commentary

Laura Ling On Sanctions On North Korea

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 29, 2019

“We don’t like living without electricity and water,” she went on. “We know we are not a rich country. But it is the United States that has put sanctions on us and has deprived us of these things. What did we ever do to the United States?” Paris wasn’t the only person I’d spoken with who blamed the U.S. sanctions for North Korea’s lack of electricity. 

In the News

Review: How China Is Shaping California Skylines And American Democracy

featuring Larry Diamondvia Datebook (San Fransisco Chronicle)
Monday, July 22, 2019

Larry Diamond has studied democracy for 40 years. He’s seen governments in every conceivable state of health, and he’s not easily alarmed.

In the News

Are America And China On A Collision Course?

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia The National Interest
Friday, July 26, 2019

The Center for the National Interest holds a discussion with Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, Kurt Campbell, and Michael Auslin on America’s future relationship with China.

In the News

Why The New China Consensus In Washington Scares Me

quoting Michael McFaulvia Greenwich Time
Thursday, July 25, 2019
I've been fretting about the hardening U.S. elite consensus on China for some time now.
Analysis and Commentary

Trump Could Lose His Trade Dispute With China But Win Reelection

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans could influence President Trump’s reelection prospects in 2020.

In 2016, Trump won the Midwestern agricultural states of Iowa, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: 'What Comes Next? How The World's Most Violent Places Recover'

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks about how violent and weak states transform into stable ones.

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China Is Winning The Ideological Battle With The U.S.

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I just spent a month in residence at Peking University in Beijing, meeting with dozens of government officials, entrepreneurs, scholars, think tankers and students. Here’s what I’ve concluded: The United States is losing the ideological battle with China.

Interviews

Raghuram Rajan On Prospects For A World Recession

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia BBC News
Monday, July 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says trade friction between the US and China and the prospects of Brexit have helped damage business confidence, but it was not clear yet whether this would lead to a recession.

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