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A Vietnam Retrospective

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

President Biden has promised that by 2022, the residual American military forces will leave Afghanistan. When that happens, it will complete the trifecta of American failure in its three major wars in the last half century: Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam. Having spent years in Vietnam, when I look back, several causes for our failure there stand out.


The United Kingdom Dispatches HMS Queen Elizabeth To Confront China

by Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Are U.S. allies finally rallying around Washington’s more aggressive stance toward Beijing?

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More Than Sharp Power: How The CCP Penetrates Taiwan And Hong Kong

via Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Hoover Institution hosts More Than Sharp Power: How the CCP Penetrates Taiwan and Hong Kong on Tuesday, May 11 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT.


H. R. McMaster On North Korea And Denuclearization

interview with H. R. McMastervia NK News
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster discusses why past efforts to denuclearize North Korea have failed, China’s role on the Korean Peninsula, and the US-ROK alliance.

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Israel’s Grand Strategy Ripples Begin At Home

by Assaf Orionvia The Caravan Notebook
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Israel was born into a state of war, with preponderant and unaccepting neighbors. Against daunting odds, it not only survived but prospered, gradually becoming recognized as a permanent, legitimate country in the Middle East and even a desired partner. Its success stems from its ability to harness its human talent and international networking potential into an advanced defensive enterprise, deftly managing rather than attempting to resolve conflicts.

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Ancestors: Where do we come from and why do we care?

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, May 10, 2021

How did ancestry come to play such a critical role in defining status, and what are the implications of this history for the politics of lineage in the genomic age?


The China Model: Why Is The West Imitating Beijing?

by Niall Fergusonvia The Spectator
Saturday, May 8, 2021
‘There’s an osmosis in war, call it what you will, but the victors always tend to assume the… the, eh, trappings of the loser,’ says one of the officers in Norman Mailer’s The Naked and the Dead. ‘We might easily go fascist after we win.’
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What’s Next For U.S.-Taiwan Economic Relations?

via Hoover Podcasts
Friday, May 7, 2021

What should the next phase of U.S.-Taiwan economic cooperation look like? And how can the new U.S. administration work with Taiwan not just to build on legacy advantages, like in semiconductors, but also to invest in the emerging fields that are rapidly reshaping the future of work, industry, service delivery, and defense?


Preparing For Future Pandemics Means Improving And Reforming — Not Abandoning — The WHO

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Just Security
Thursday, May 6, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic establishes (once again) that the United States and the rest of the world need to do far better at protecting their populations from infectious disease. Virtually every government missed opportunities to limit the damage at every stage.
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Libertarian: Vaccines, Public Health, And Intellectual Property

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Vaccines, Public Health, and Intellectual Property.