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Analysis and Commentary

Letter to the Editor: A Better Australia Sub Deal

by Rose Gottemoellervia The New York Times
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Australian-British-U.S. submarine deal may be a brilliant stroke, but it was done without strategic imagination. What was needed was a three-cornered billiard shot — pivot to Asia, yes, but keep our European allies on board and continue the fight against nuclear proliferation.

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Law Talk: Ask The Professors!

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Troy Senik, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Friday, September 24, 2021

Abortion controversies, the immigration debate, and audience questions.

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Joe Felter On Countering China In Their Own Backyard

interview with Joseph Feltervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, August 4, 2021


In this wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Felter discusses the ever growing threat to Taiwan from the People’s Republic of China and the state of preparedness for such a conflict in the United States and the West.
Analysis and Commentary

Biden Must Not Return To Obama-Era Cuba Policies

by Kiron K. Skinner, James Jay Carafanovia The Hill
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Cuban people continue to cry for freedom. The Cuban regime continues to press, harass and arrest protesters, while organizing counter demonstrations. Both are waiting to see what Washington does next.

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Mexico: How To Advance Security, Promote Prosperity, And Foster Cooperation In Our Western Hemisphere Neighborhood

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

H.R. McMaster in conversation with former Foreign Minister of Mexico, Jorge Castañeda Gutman on Wednesday, June 23 at 9:00am PT, discussing opportunities to promote peace and prosperity as well as the prevailing foreign perceptions of the United States in the Western Hemisphere.


Politics In The Time Of Corona

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, June 6, 2021

Latin American leaders on the right and left have not fared well against Covid. In other ways, too, the U.S. is increasingly resembling its neighbors to the south.

Analysis and Commentary

Brazilian Inflation

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Sunday, May 30, 2021

This marvelous plot comes from an interesting article, The Monetary and Fiscal History of Brazil, 1960-2016 by Joao Ayres, Marcio Garcia, Diogo A. Guillén, and Patrick J. Kehoe. The article is part of the Becker-Friedman Institute Project, complete with a big and now easily available data collection effort, and forthcoming book.


Why Is Joe Biden Ignoring Colombia?

by Kiron K. Skinner, David Shedd, James Jay Carafanovia National Interest
Friday, May 21, 2021

The Biden administration needs to weigh carefully its actions if Colombia is to be spared from further political and economic deterioration.

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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.