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In the News

From Cold War To Hot Peace: Explaining Our New Conflict With Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia University News (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Monday, November 12, 2018

In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships.

Analysis and Commentary

Europe's Banks

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, November 8, 2018

My visit to Europe resulted in many interesting conversations. There was a stark contrast between the complex regulatory vision of formal presentations and papers, and the lunch and coffee discussion reflecting experience of people involved in actually regulating banks. They seemed to be quite frustrated by the state of things. Disclaimer: this is all completely unverified gossip, and remembered through a fog of jet lag. If commenters have better facts, I'm hungry to hear them.

In the News

In Bipartisan Pleas, Experts Urge Trump To Save Nuclear Treaty With Russia

mentioning George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Alarmed at what they see as disintegrating curbs on nuclear weapons, a bipartisan array of American nonproliferation experts has urged President Trump to salvage a Cold War-era treaty with Russia that he has vowed to scrap.

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Putin’s Information Wars

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Accuracy in Academia
Monday, November 5, 2018

The information wars of Vladimir Putin are mainly a United States problem, Stephen Kotkin, a professor of history and international affairs at Princeton University said on November 1 at the Cato Institute.

In the News

US Civil War ‘Coming’: Russia Seizes On Talk Of US Split — But Did It Help Generate That In The First Place?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Mercury
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Russia is convinced the next US Presidential election will spark a new civil war. And they should know. Moscow has been secretly manipulating US political opinions now for years.

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Many Expect Disruption After Merkel. German History Says Otherwise.

quoting Josef Joffevia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 2, 2018

[Subscription Required] Merkel’s successor will stick to a well-trodden path in German foreign policy: Remain close to the U.S. and be wary of Russia.


Jennifer Burns On The Long Arm Of Ayn Rand: Why She Still Matters, Part 1

interview with Jennifer Burnsvia CBC News (Canada)
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Jennifer Burns discusses Ayn Rand and why she still matters

Photographic portrait of the “Great and Generous Leader,” Joseph Stalin.
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Stephen Kotkin’s “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941” Wins 2018 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia International House
Friday, November 2, 2018

On November 1, 2018, the Council on Foreign Relations announced the winner of the Arthur Ross Book Award, the most prestigious for a book on foreign policy. International House President and CEO, Calvin Sims, served on the awards jury.

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The Destructive Consequences Of Socialism

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Trump’s CEA reports on an ideology that retards growth—and worse.

In the News

How Do You Say ‘Fake News’ In Russian?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Policy
Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Russian media is obsessed with the American civil war. No, not the one that erupted in 1861 over the secession of the South—the civil war that’s coming with the next U.S. presidential election.