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North Korea Gets By With A Little Help From Its Friends: Russia And China

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia The Hill
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

What happened to U.S. plans to denuclearize North Korea since the high-profile Singapore summit? A recent report from the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty Organization casts doubt on Pyongyang’s denuclearization steps.


Michael McFaul, A Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia, Speaks Out

interview with Michael McFaulvia KERA Think
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the current state of US-Russia relations as well as his book From Cold War to Hot Peace.

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Squaring Ends And Means

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Self-determination for countries that had been occupied by Nazi Germany—Poland in particular—was foremost of the common objectives to which President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winton Churchill committed on August 14, 1941 after meeting on the British battleship Prince of Wales off Newfoundland. Germany’s invasion of Poland had been the reason why Britain had declared war. Restoring Poland’s freedom was the war’s first-order objective. The Soviet Union’s 1939 partnership with Germany in that invasion and, by August 1941, its alliance with Britain, added a layer of difficulties. 

In the News

Britain’s Inability To Handle Last Year’s Flu Season Shows Perils Of Socialized Medicine

quoting Charles Blahousvia Daily Signal
Monday, August 13, 2018

Younger doctors who are flirting with support of government-run health care should consider some hard facts—including the unfortunate results such control would likely have for patients and doctors themselves. They should also look at the recent raw experience of Britain with a government-controlled health care system.

Analysis and Commentary

Lira Crash

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Sunday, August 12, 2018

No, a currency board won't save the Lira, contra Steve Hanke's oped in the Wall Street Journal. Steve: Turkey should adopt a currency board. A currency board issues notes and coins convertible on demand into a foreign anchor currency at a fixed rate of exchange. It is required to hold anchor-currency reserves equal to 100% of its monetary liabilities,...

In the News

Veterans Column: Janet Jones Experiences War First Hand

quoting Elizabeth Cobbsvia Newark Advocate
Saturday, August 11, 2018

No other letters from Janet Jones exist about her service once she arrived in France. However, by looking at her service record and using information from author Elizabeth Cobbs’ book “The Hello Girls, America’s First Woman Soldiers” an accurate picture of what they did can be seen.


Markos Kounalakis Warns State-Controlled Chinese, Russian Media Are Supplanting West In Foreign Coverage

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses his book Spin Wars and Spy Games: Global Media and Intelligence Gathering.

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Area 45: The Hoovers— A Family Tradition Of Leadership And Public Service

interview with Margaret Hoovervia Area 45
Friday, August 10, 2018

Herbert Hoover’s Journey from a Two-Room cottage in Iowa to the World Stage.

Analysis and Commentary

It’s Time For Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II To Revisit The London School Of Economics And Also Host A Conference Of Leading American And British Economists At Windsor Castle

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Shortly after the Financial Crisis of 2008, H.M. Queen Elizabeth II went to the London School of Economics and asked its professors “Why didn’t you see this coming?” They never really gave her a satisfactory answer.


The Police Were Not Policed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

No doubt Russia must be watched for its chronic efforts to sow more chaos in American elections — despite Barack Obama’s naïve assertion in 2016 that no entity could possibly ever rig a U.S. election, given the decentralization of state voting.