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Kiron Skinner: North Korea Calls New UN Sanctions An 'Act Of War'

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Sunday, December 24, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses whether UN sanctions are an act of war. Skinner notes that the support of China and Russia are key to the effectiveness of the sanctions.

Redemption in the South China Sea

by Alexander Benardvia The Washington Times
Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Obama administration must not undermine its policy with weakness.

How to Succeed in Business

by Alexander Benardvia Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

On October 19, 2011, the government of Afghanistan -- acting in part on the recommendation of U.S. military advisers working with the Afghan Ministry of Mines -- granted a license to the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to develop several oil fields in northern Afghanistan. Just three years earlier, another state-owned Chinese company, the China Metallurgical Group Corporation, won the rights to develop Afghanistan's Aynak copper deposit, one of the largest in the world, again with American acquiescence.


A Tale Of Two Hegemons: The Anglo-American Roots Of The Postwar International System

by Kori Schakevia War on the Rocks
Thursday, December 21, 2017

In 1921, the United States convened a disarmament negotiation among the naval powers of the Pacific. At the Washington Naval Conference, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and the United States agreed to discontinue their capital ship programs and build no more for ten years, to reduce their fleets of battleships and carriers to agreed ratios, and not to fortify their holdings in the Pacific.

In the News

Enrollment Rates Are Climbing. So What Explains The Sorry State Of India’s Education Sector?

quoting Eric Hanushekvia The Wire
Thursday, December 21, 2017

Economic research shows that interventions aimed at improving cognitive skills rather than mere enrolment rates are required to boost economic growth.

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Enduring Vietnam With James Wright

interview with James Wrightvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, December 21, 2017

An American Generation and Its War

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Enduring Vietnam with James Wright

interview with James Wrightvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, December 21, 2017


An American Generation and Its War.

Analysis and Commentary

The Strange WannaCry Attribution

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, December 21, 2017

I’ve been trying to figure out why the U.S. government thought it was useful to attribute the “WannaCry” attack to North Korea. WannaCry was a global ransomware attack that hit hundreds of thousands of computers, cost billions of dollars in damage, and compromised U.K. healthcare computers in ways that “put lives at risk.”

In the News

US Is Drawing Up Concrete Plans For A Military Attack On North Korea Say Washington Insiders

quoting Kori Schakevia International Business Times
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

British officials are alarmed at plans the US is drawing up for a military attack on North Korea to stop its weapons programmes, it has been reported. With Washington believing that diplomacy has reached a dead end with the rogue regime, the US has stepped up plans for options such as targeting stockpiles of weapons or destroying a launch sight, according to sources close to the administration.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Grade Trump’s National Security Strategy On A Curve

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

[Registration Required] Strategizing for this president isn’t easy. But that excuse only gets you so far.