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Analysis and Commentary

Alberto Alesina On Immigration And Redistribution

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 30, 2018

Alberto Alesina of Harvard University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how people in the US and five European countries perceive the population and characteristics of legal immigrants.

Analysis and Commentary

A Toxic Turkish Photo-Op

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 29, 2018

[Subscription Required] Here’s the moral of this short story: If you’re a Turkish-German soccer star, don’t pose for photographs with the autocrat who governs the country of your forebears. No good can come of it.

In the News

How Athens Rebuilt Itself, Only To Be Defeated By A Foreign Power

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Federalist
Friday, July 27, 2018
In the ninth and final lecture of Hillsdale College’s course on the histories of Athens and Sparta, which you can follow along with me here, Victor Davis Hanson, a history fellow at the college, explains the downfall of ancient Athens.

Putin Wanted To Interrogate Me. Trump Called It ‘An Incredible Offer.’ Why?

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, July 27, 2018

I thought I was done worrying about Vladimir Putin. I left Moscow in 2014 as the departing U.S. ambassador, after Putin spent my two-year stint deploying state-controlled media outlets and their surrogates to propagate disinformation about me.

In the News

Helsinki Fallout

featuring Michael McFaulvia The New Yorker
Friday, July 27, 2018

Vladimir Putin would like the U.S. to turn over the former Ambassador Michael McFaul for interrogation in Russia. The White House has refused, for now, but McFaul is concerned for his safety.

Analysis and Commentary

Trade War Off?

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, July 27, 2018

Events move quickly in the Trump era. Since my last post, President Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and announced a cease-fire with Europe.

Hoover senior fellow and former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul leaves th
In the News

Michael McFaul: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know

featuring Michael McFaulvia
Friday, July 27, 2018

Former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul served as the United States Ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. Prior to being nominated to his ambassadorial position, he worked on Obama’s National Security Council as both a Special Assistant to the President and a senior director of Russian and Eurasian Affairs.

In the News

Focusing On The Bigger Picture Is How To Prevent A Brexit Disaster

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Slugger O'Toole
Friday, July 27, 2018

The Sun and the Guardian, raucous tabloid and campaigning broadsheet on either side of the Brexit trauma are united: Barnier has killed off the Chequers plan.


A Humiliating Brexit Deal Risks A Descent Into Weimar Britain

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian
Friday, July 27, 2018

ver the next year or two we could witness the emergence of a rancid, angry Britain: a society riven by domestic divisions and economic difficulties, let down by its ruling classes, fetid with humiliation and resentment. Any such country is a danger both to itself and to its neighbors.


Michael McFaul: Trump Admin Russia Policy Better Than Obama's

interview with Michael McFaulvia KBUL News Talk
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the US-Russia relationship and McFaul notes that he thinks the Trump Administration's policy toward Russia is good, and in many ways it is better than the Obama Administration.