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The Question Of American Strategy In The Indo-Pacific

by Michael R. Auslinvia Analysis
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

For much of its history, America had little formal strategy for the Pacific. Only with the rise of China and the vital economic role of Asia can one envision a US grand strategy with the Indo-Pacific region at its core. Yet just when Asia has become central to US global strategy, Washington’s influence and power in the region have been significantly challenged. US policy makers must formulate an effective and comprehensive strategy toward Asia that preserves stability and protects American and allied interests while managing a growing strategic competition between Washington and Beijing and the threat of a nuclear-capable North Korea. 

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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

mentioning Michael McFaulvia The New York Times
Thursday, July 12, 2018

With diplomacy and world affairs dominating the front page lately (or the home page, as we are gradually learning to think of it), this week’s list of recommended titles has a decidedly international cast.


Reciprocity Is The Method To Trump’s Madness

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The National Review
Thursday, July 12, 2018

The president sends a signal: Treat us the way we treat you, and keep your commitments.


Martin Feldstein: Tariffs On Chinese Goods May Prevent US Intellectual Property Theft

interview with Martin Feldsteinvia Yahoo Finance
Monday, July 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Feldstein says the threat of tariffs on Chinese goods will alter China’s behavior towards trade.

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What A U.S.-China Trade War Could Mean For Opioid Epidemic

quoting Markos Kounalakisvia 13 News Now
Friday, July 6, 2018

Trump's trade war with China could make the opioid epidemic worse.

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Empire on Trial

by David Cohen, Yuma Totani via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Seventy years ago in Tokyo, Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu stood accused of “waging aggressive war.” His documents and sketches enhance a Hoover collection that gives historians a seat in that courtroom.

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Goodnight Mao

by Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

To the monitors of China’s “Great Firewall,” even storybook characters can be subversive.

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Turning Scholars into Unpersons

by Glenn Tiffertvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

China is determined to tell its story on its own highly selective terms. How the People’s Republic has updated Orwell’s “memory hole” by making it electronic.

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The Future of War

by Williamson Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Of course we need high-tech weapons. But with great capabilities come great vulnerabilities.

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Rightsize the Navy

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

If we continue to build ships that cost too much and do too little, we’ll be sunk.