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Empty Threats And Warnings On Cyber

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, July 12, 2021

On July 9, President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States will take “any necessary action,” including imposing unspecified “consequences,” if Russia does not disrupt ransomware attacks from its soil. 

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Winning The War Or Spinning The War?

by Barry Straussvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Who won the recent war or, as some would call it, mini-war between Hamas and Israel that lasted for eleven days this past May? It depends whom you ask.

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Star Wars 2.0

by Barry Straussvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

In 1983 U.S. President Ronald Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), which was nicknamed by some as “Star Wars.” SDI was meant to protect the United States from intercontinental ballistic missiles by the use of defensive weapons on both earth and in space. Lasers would play a key role in the technology of destroying incoming missiles. The technology didn’t exist yet, but Reagan proposed that the nation devote itself to developing it.

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Joe Biden’s Nixon Strategy

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Notwithstanding the predictable howls of protest from some Europeans, US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are right to seek a thawing of ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. If the main global threat is China, Putin has several compelling reasons to play ball.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Prey: A Panel Discussion on Europe, Islam, and Women’s Rights

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Caldwell, Valerie M. Hudsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 2, 2021

Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book on the explosion of sexual violence and harassment in Europe, was published in early 2021. Since then, the book has sparked a worldwide discussion online and offline about the immigration of huge numbers of mostly young Muslim men to European cities and its effect on the women who live there. To discuss this phenomenon, Peter Robinson is joined by Prey author and Hoover Institution research fellow Ayaan Hirsi AliValerie Hudson, a professor of political science at the Bush School at Texas A&M University and an expert on women’s rights and demographics; and Christopher Caldwell, a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute and author.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Prey: A Panel Discussion On Europe, Islam, And Women’s Rights

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Caldwell, Valerie M. Hudsonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights, Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s book on the explosion of sexual violence and harassment in Europe, was published in early 2021. Since then, the book has sparked a worldwide discussion online and offline about the immigration of huge numbers of mostly young Muslim men to European cities and its effect on the women who live there.

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U.S. Resolve is Taiwan’s Best Defense

by Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Taiwan has enjoyed the protection of the U.S. defensive umbrella ever since the fall of Nationalist China to Mao’s Communists in 1949. Although the United States ended its mutual defense treaty with Taiwan in 1979, it has continued to deter China from invading Taiwan by selling arms to Taiwan and maintaining the specter of military intervention.

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How Great Powers Should Compete

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, June 25, 2021

Both China and the West espouse some version of multilateralism. But unfettered strategic competition, together with relentlessly negative rhetoric, precludes effective multilateralism, not least by disrupting trade and technology transfer – a crucial driver of development.

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Rose Gottemoeller: NATO 2030: A Celebration Of Origins And An Eye Toward The Future

with Rose Gottemoellervia U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Thursday, June 24, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Rose Gottemoeller testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on "NATO 2030: A Celebration of Origins and an Eye Toward the Future."

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Five Years On From The Brexit Referendum, The Result Is Clear: Both Unions Are Losing

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The UK has been weakened, but so too has the EU. Relations between them need not be this bad

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