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The West In Disarray

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Kingston Whig-Standard
Monday, September 16, 2019

The idea of the West is difficult to define. It has known many incarnations over the centuries. In the fourth century CE, it was used to designate the division between the western and eastern Roman empires. In the later Middle Ages, it was used to separate the western and eastern Christian Churches, the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox. In its modern incarnation, it dates back some 600 years.

Condoleezza Rice gives the before-dinner remarks titled “US Global Leadership?”
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Condoleezza Rice & Philip Zelikow: To Build A Better World

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia UVA Miller Center
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Condoleezza Rice will visit the University of Virginia on Thursday, September 12. Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, has a distinguished career in both academia and public service, ranging from her current position at Stanford University to George W. Bush’s National Security Advisor.

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Pompeo Makes History In Pohnpei, Courts Pacific Allies

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Saudi Gazette
Monday, August 5, 2019

Mike Pompeo became the first US Secretary of State to visit Micronesia Monday, as Washington's signaled a renewed interest in its Pacific allies, no matter how small, in the face of regional competition with China.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: 'What Comes Next? How The World's Most Violent Places Recover'

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks about how violent and weak states transform into stable ones.

Featured

Why GDP Still Matters

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Project Syndicate
Thursday, June 20, 2019

New Zealand’s focus on wellbeing, rather than GDP, may have the best of intentions. But if GDP does not increase, the government will have less money for its grand schemes. And compared to what it could have had, the country will have less overall wellbeing, worse environmental performance, and weaker human capital.

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Why Are The Western Middle Classes So Angry?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes of recent European elections and the stunning recent Australian re-election of conservatives?

In the News

Are We Confusing Money With Well-Being? New Zealand Believes So.

quoting Michael Spencevia Big Think
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Politicians love to flaunt economic growth. A healthy gross domestic product (GDP) means an economy is doing well, which means the country is doing well, which means its citizens are doing well. It's all thanks to sagacious policy crafted by our savvy political leaders.

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No Catastrophe

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia Carolina Coast Online
Friday, May 31, 2019

While climate change is a political loser, as we noted in the May 18 Australian election when the Liberal-National Coalition, stressing economic growth, tax cuts and support for Australia’s energy producers, united conservatives and tossed out the opposition center-left Labor Party, climate change activists are now resorting to a change in semantics to try and curry favor.

In the News

Now Julian Assange Is A Martyr

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Atlantic
Friday, May 24, 2019
Julian Assange, the Australian national who founded WikiLeaks, was indicted Thursday for soliciting classified information from an American whistle-blower in 2010 and publishing sensitive military files as well as State Department cables.
In the News

The Right-Wing Populist Playbook Keeps Winning

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Bloomberg
Monday, May 20, 2019

If you enjoyed the right-wing populist surge that led to President Donald Trump and Brexit, then have we got good news for you: It’s still going strong.

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