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What The Beheading Of A French School Teacher Should Tell Us

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Independent Women's Forum
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Unlike the name of George Floyd in the U.S., that of Samuel Paty, the French school teacher beheaded in a suburb of Paris, has not become a rallying cry for social change.

Analysis and Commentary

Change Intra-EU Trade To Counter US Currency Aggression

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Thursday, October 22, 2020

There is a way to protect the bloc from beggar-my-neighbor policies.

Related Commentary

Greek–Turkish Rivalry Is Again Near the Boiling Point

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Saturday, October 10, 2020

Add up all the contorted rivalries, histories, and overlapping alliances and loyalties, and the dispute may seem irrational.

Featured Commentary

Crisis In The Eastern Mediterranean

by Barry Strauss via Strategika
Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Eastern Mediterranean, like the Middle East, is a tough neighborhood. The current standoff over natural gas rights among Greece, Turkey, and their respective allies is only the latest example.

Featured Commentary

It’s Not The Energy, Stupid!

by Zafiris Rossidisvia Strategika
Thursday, October 22, 2020

In 2020, with the strong presence of American, Russian, French, Greek, Turkish, Egyptian, Italian, and even German warships, the Eastern Mediterranean has become one of the most militarized seas in the world.

Background Essay

Turkey In The Eastern Mediterranean Crisis

by Soner Cagaptayvia Strategika
Thursday, October 22, 2020

Three wars that Turkey is currently involved in, namely in Syria, Libya, and the South Caucasus, suggest that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s foreign policy has settled into a new phase. Erdoğan is building a “mini Empire” by—often—simultaneously fighting and power- brokering with his Russian homologue, and to this end the Eastern Mediterranean provides ample opportunities for him.

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Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict adds to Putin's headaches, West's worries."

Analysis and Commentary

The Puzzle Of The GRU Indictment

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

It’s about two weeks before the 2020 presidential election. According to a bipartisan report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Russia engaged in “an aggressive, multifaceted effort to influence, or attempt to influence, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.” And in the words of the FBI director, Russia is engaged in “very active efforts ... to influence our election in 2020.” 

Analysis and Commentary

Challenges For Central Banks.

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

On October 20, I was graciously invited to give a talk at the ECB Conference on Monetary Policy: bridging science and practice.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Is Free Speech Something You Can Be Murdered For In Western Europe?

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Washington Examiner
Monday, October 19, 2020

Shortly after the most recent, gruesome terror attack in France, security expert Eric Delbecque said, “Freedom of expression should not live under house arrest.” A history teacher, Samuel Paty, had been stabbed and beheaded near his school for showing his middle school students caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad during a class focusing on freedom of expression.

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