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Collapse And Consequences In Afghanistan: A Conversation With Hamdullah Mohib

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, January 10, 2022

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib discuss the causes of the collapse in Afghanistan, the consequences, and options to mitigate the growing crisis.

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GoodFellows: Speaking Words of Wisdom

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Friday, January 7, 2022

The new year begins by opening the viewer mailbag. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane answer questions from viewers in more than 20 countries. They range from the likelihood of hostilities in Ukraine to academic freedom and the present health of American democracy—plus which of the Beatles they see themselves as, given that one viewer thinks the show is “fab.”

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The Diplomatic Failure Of The Afghan Withdrawal

interview with Steve Coll, Cole Bunzelvia The Caravan Notebook
Thursday, January 6, 2022

A discussion with Steve Coll.

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The Mideast Wars: Time for an Accounting

by Russell A. Bermanvia Strategika
Thursday, December 16, 2021

The calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan not only marks the end of America’s longest war. It also represents the end of an era of intervention in the wide region stretching from the Mediterranean into Central Asia. The long announced “pivot to Asia,” the response to an increased threat perception concerning China, and the need to reposition U.S. forces to the Indo-Pacific, have come to imply a de-prioritization of the broad Middle East.

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The Case For Colonialism In The Middle East

by Bruce Gilleyvia The Caravan Notebook
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Modern European colonialism in the Middle East took many forms and intensities, making impossible any generalizations about its effects. Therefore, the dominant anticolonial mindset that grips studies of the region is misplaced. Any case for colonialism in the Middle East rests on evidence from places that were creations of colonialism or where deterioration of the colonial legacy has been directly proportional to the degree of postcolonial catastrophe.

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Thoughts about American Commitments: 2001-2020

by Williamson Murrayvia Strategika
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Perhaps one of the few valid criticisms to fly around the Beltway every year is that the United States lacks a grand strategy. Nothing makes that clearer than the course of the past two decades. The real problem is not that American policy makers within and outside the government are not capable of turning out boiler-plate missives that utilize the word “strategy” innumerable times. The difficulty is that they are incapable of thinking strategically.

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The Roaring 2021 – And That’s It

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Inflation arrived, COVID stuck around in its various forms and the world became a lot more complicated in terms of nations edging to the brink of hostilities. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster and John Cochrane ring out the old and ring in the new, offering their takes on what transpired in 2021 and what to expect in the new year.

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It Could Have Been Worse: Kim Strassel and Ross Douthat Review 2021

with Ross Douthat, Kimberley A. Strasselvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, December 15, 2021


It’s the last show of the year for Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, and as is our tradition (for the last two years, anyhow), we’ve invited two of our favorite journalists —Ross Douthat of the New York Times and Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal— to look back, discuss, and analyze the year that was. We delve, discuss, and predict politics, the law, COVID, the future of Roe v. Wade, and much more.

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The Libertarian Podcast: Flunking Freshman Year? Grading President Biden’s First Year In Office

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

How well has President Biden handled the economy, Afghanistan, and climate change in his first year in office?

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Strategic Empathy: The Foundation For Understanding Threats To American Security And Prosperity

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Thursday, December 9, 2021

H. R. McMaster answers questions about national security from students and explains how important principles of national security apply to the withdrawal from Afghanistan.