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COVID-19 Has Shown Indian Political Leadership's Lack Of Vision: Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia The Wire
Saturday, June 5, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses India's response to COVID.

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by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Friday, May 28, 2021

When does a powerful nation lose its spirit? And after a country’s sense of self goes adrift, can it be recovered? In the twentieth century, the gold standard of drift followed by recovery was Great Britain. More than 700,000 British soldiers were killed during WWI, roughly ten percent of all who served. Following the Treaty of Versailles, the British thought they had put war behind them. Certainly, when Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain signed the Munich Agreement in 1938, it seemed to signify that Great Britain has lost its grit.

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Vaccines For Developing Countries: The Costs And Benefits Of Waiving Patents

quoting Kenneth L. Juddvia LSE Business Review
Thursday, May 20, 2021

There is much debate about whether the patents on COVID-19 vaccines should be waived to allow low-income countries to produce doses for themselves. The Initiative on Global Markets Forum’s survey asked European and US experts to express their views on this issue and the broader challenges of vaccinating the world. Romesh Vaitilingam sums up the results of the survey.

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GoodFellows: Gates’s Way to National Security

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Robert Gates, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

It’s a complicated world—one in which an ascendant China threatens American concerns, fighting has recommenced in the Middle East, and the US government may not be suitably prepared for future cyberattacks. Robert Gates, secretary of defense in both the Obama and Bush 43 presidential administrations, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane to discuss the state of world affairs, US cybersecurity, and America’s global vision (or lack thereof).

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Pacific Century: World To China: It’s Not Us, It’s You

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Misha and John talk about how the liberal world is beginning to turn against Beijing’s aggressive actions.

In the News

Greatest Challenge Since Independence: Raghuram Rajan On India's Covid Crisis

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia One India
Sunday, May 16, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic is probably India's greatest challenge since independence, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Saturday and added that in many places the government was not present to help the people for various reasons.

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A Vietnam Retrospective

by Bing Westvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

President Biden has promised that by 2022, the residual American military forces will leave Afghanistan. When that happens, it will complete the trifecta of American failure in its three major wars in the last half century: Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam. Having spent years in Vietnam, when I look back, several causes for our failure there stand out.

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Ancestors: Where do we come from and why do we care?

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, May 10, 2021

How did ancestry come to play such a critical role in defining status, and what are the implications of this history for the politics of lineage in the genomic age?


India Underestimated The Virus: Raghuram Rajan

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Monday, May 3, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses the recent wave of coronavirus infections in India, what he thinks went wrong and what India needs to do to recover from the virus.

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India Crisis Reveals Complacency And Lack Of Foresight, Says Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Hindustan Times
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

India’s relative success against the first wave of infections also likely led to it not swiftly preparing enough vaccines for its own population, he said.