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Interviews

Listen: Abbas Milani – Will The Recent Syrian Attacks Mean Increased Hostilities Between Iran And Israel?

interview with Abbas Milanivia KXL-FM
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses the recent Syrian chemical attacks and whether these attacks will lead to an escalation in tensions between Iran and Israel, and if so what does that mean for the US and the rest of the world?

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Ep. 398: Waiting On A Friend (20:10)

interview with Michael McFaul, Peter M. Robinsonvia Ricochet
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the warming relations with North Korea, what to do about Syria, and how to handle Russia and President Putin.

In the News

Attacking Syria: Implications For The Rule Of Law

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Foreign Policy Journal
Thursday, April 19, 2018

At this stage it seems reasonable to wonder whether Syria was attacked because it didn’t use chemical weapons rather than because it did. That may seem strange until we remember rather weighty suspicions surrounding the main accusers, especially the White Helmets with their long standing links to the U.S. Government, and past skepticism about their inflammatory accusations that critics claim reflect fabricated evidence conveniently available at crisis moments.

Interviews

Marko Kounalakis On Middle East (1:39:10)

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia The Lars Larson Show
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis talks about the Middle East especially Turkey, President Erdogan, and snap elections.
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How Mozambique Learned to Vote

by Elizabeth Banksvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Less than a quarter-century ago, the African country held its first multiparty elections. Artifacts in Hoover’s collections taught Mozambicans what it meant to live in a democracy.

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To Tame Tehran

by Samuel Tadrosvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The mullahs may have played their cards masterfully, but the game isn’t over. We can still meet them and call them.

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Weaponized Words

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The revolution will be televised—and tweeted, and posted, and Instagrammed. Language is today’s truly disruptive technology.

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Trump Seeks Middle Ground In Foreign-Policy Balancing Act

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, April 19, 2018

The best course is to use overwhelming military force only when the interests or credibility of America and its allies are on the line.

In the News

ISIS And The Continuing Threat Of Islamist Jihad: The Need For The Centrality Of PSYOP

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Modern Diplomacy
Thursday, April 19, 2018

The National Security Strategy of the United States (NSS) calls for direct military action against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the disruption of terror plots, the destruction of terrorist safe havens and sources of finance, a shared responsibility with allies in confronting the threat and combating radicalization to counter ISIS ideology. The Trump Administration’s NSS accurately identifies the ISIS end goal as creation of the global Islamic caliphate and notes its totalitarian vision.

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Top Scientist Leaves Iran After Crackdown On Environmentalists

quoting Abbas Milanivia The Guardian
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A top Iranian environmental scientist wooed by Hassan Rouhani’s administration to return home from the UK has left Iran amid a crackdown on environmentalists and pressure from hardliners.

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