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Analysis and Commentary

Understanding The Leadership Of Kim Jong Un

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks with Anna Fifield, Beijing, bureau chief for the Washington Post and author of The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Jong Un, about how a better understanding of North Korea’s leader might lead to improved relations with the closed-off nation.


Elizabeth Economy: A Look At Xi Jinping’s ‘Third Revolution’

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Newsroom
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy talks about the growing power of Xi Jinping in China and abroad, which Economy has termed his 'Third Revolution'.


Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Law and Liberty article "China’s Privileging of “Mr. Science” over “Mr. Democracy”."


Larry Diamond: Challenges To Liberal Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia Iowa Public Radio
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses the state of democracy in the US and the global effects of eroding democratic values. 


Don’t Underestimate Trump’s Foreign Policy

by Niall Ferguson quoting Henry A. Kissingervia Boston Globe
Monday, June 24, 2019

‘Linkage” was a term introduced to American diplomacy by Henry Kissinger at the outset of the Nixon administration. Linkage, Kissinger wrote in his memoir, “White House Years,” could be an explicit gambit — for example, making “progress in settling the Vietnam War . . . a condition for advance in areas of interest to the Soviets, such as the Middle East, trade, or arms limitation.” But linkage was also an implicit reality in an increasingly interdependent world.

In the News

Ill Winds: Saving Democracy From Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, And American Complacency, By Larry Diamond

featuring Larry Diamondvia Financial Times
Sunday, June 23, 2019

When one of Ernest Hemingway’s characters was asked how he went bankrupt, he replied: “Two ways . . . gradually and then suddenly.” Larry Diamond, one of America’s foremost political scientists, believes the same goes for global democracy, including in America.

In the News

My Turn: John Adams: China Infiltrates The MBTA

quoting Andrew Grottovia Providence Journal
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Rhode Islanders and the state’s congressional delegation would do well to take note of recent headlines about transit agencies like the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) granting rail contracts to the Chinese Government. The MBTA has dangerously put Rhode Island passenger safety and regional security in the hands of the Chinese state-owned railcar manufacturer CRRC, granting it exclusive contracts to source the new T line. With thousands of Rhode Islanders commuting to Boston for work and recreation, the issue hits entirely too close to home to ignore.


Jack Goldsmith: Errol Morris On Documenting Bannon

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses films about law and national security including "The Fog of War," which won an Oscar for its account of Robert McNamara's role in and lessons from the Vietnam War, and "The Unknown Known," which told the story of the political career of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and "American Dharma," a documentary profile of former Trump strategist Steve Bannon. 


H. R. McMaster Says Tariffs On China Should Stay Until Behavior Changes

interview with H. R. McMastervia The Asahi Shimbun
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow H.R. McMaster discusses some of the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the Asia-Pacific region including the trade issues with China and the nuclear issues with North Korea.


A New Birth Of Freedom

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, June 21, 2019

Thirty-seven years ago, in one of his most visionary and enduringly influential speeches, President Ronald Reagan declared democracy to be the wave of the future, and committed the United States of America to a campaign to advance its cause worldwide. In what came to be known simply as the “Westminster Speech,” Reagan embraced a vision for fostering, through peaceful means, “the infrastructure of democracy—the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities—which allows a people to choose their own way.”