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Lanhee Chen On The 'Balance Of Power'

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

(9:45) Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the trade deficit with China, as well as the issues that have been resolved in phase one of the the trade deal between the US and China.


Beijing Can’t Bring Home The Bacon

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Along with slow growth and high-tech oppression, pork shortages may make the Chinese masses squeal.

In the News

5 Things To Start Your Day

mentioning Charles Calomiris, Stephen Habervia Bloomberg
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Trade optimism lifted by Xi, OPEC sees its market share falling for years, and Wall Street gets a reprieve.

Analysis and Commentary

Colin Dueck Makes The Case For Conservative Nationalism

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Neither isolationist nor interventionist, it’s a foreign-policy tradition that dates to the Founding.


The Trump Doctrine: Deterrence Without Intervention?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The president bets that a booming economy, a beefed-up military, and U.S. energy dominance will deter enemies without the need for preemptive invasions.

Analysis and Commentary

How Should Universities Respond To China’s Growing Presence On Their Campuses?

by Larry Diamondvia China File
Monday, November 4, 2019

Over the last several months, opponents of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong have clashed with protest supporters at universities across the world. In Australia and New Zealand, pro-Beijing students have occasionally shoved, doxed, and threatened peaceful protesters. In some cases, these activities seem to have been directed by Chinese embassies and consulates, while others appear to have been spontaneous actions, undertaken by students from mainland China.


The Fall Of The Wall And My Years As The Spectator’s Man Behind The Iron Curtain

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Spectator
Monday, November 4, 2019

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, but to be young was strictly optional. Most of the heroes of 1989 were middle-aged. The leaders of the velvet revolutions, the Vaclav Havels and Lech Walesas, had been through prison, tough times and many a defeat before this incredible victory. Sure, there were often students in the front line — blithe, unattached, unafraid; but what was most moving to me, as I talked to people in the crowds in Leipzig, Gdansk or Prague, were the older men and women who had endured so much and never believed they would see this day.


Combating China’s Influence Operations

by Orville Schell, Larry Diamondvia Project Syndicate
Monday, November 4, 2019

China has lately been infiltrating a wide range of US institutions – from universities and think tanks to the mass media and state and local governments – as well as the Chinese-American community. The only way to stop it is with a strategy of "constructive vigilance."


The Big Deception Behind Tariffs And Geopolitics

by Alexander Galetovic, Stephen Habervia The Hill
Sunday, November 3, 2019

China and the United States have been engaged in a 15-month-long trade war, with an end that is not in sight. As parties and candidates gear up for next year’s elections, all manner of claims are being made about the goals of the trade war and its effects. Basic tools of economics and political science can help adjudicate the merits of those claims.

In the News

Chiang’s Diaries To Be Made Public At Stanford

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Taipei Times
Sunday, November 3, 2019

Copies of former president Chiang Ching-kuo’s (蔣經國) diaries are to be made public at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution in February, after a long-running dispute prevented them from being publicly displayed.