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Interviews

H.R. McMaster: ISIS ‘Beatles’ Some Of The ‘Most Heinous People On Earth’

interview with H. R. McMastervia Fox News
Monday, October 12, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster discusses the ISIS 'Beatles' who McMaster says are some of the most heinous people on earth and who McMaster helped capture.

EssaysAnalysis and Commentary

The Iranian Deep State: Understanding The Politics Of Transition In The Islamic Republic

by Sanam Vakil, Hossein Rassamvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, October 12, 2020

An analysis of the deep state is essential to understanding the current and future trajectory of politics in Iran. The Iranian deep state is composed of an intricate security, intelligence, and economic superstructure whose goal is to preserve the fundamental revolutionary nature, vision, and security of the Islamic Republic.

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GoodFellows: Slightly Hawkish?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Monday, October 12, 2020

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With polls suggesting a Biden victory in November, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane assess the impact of a change in power on US foreign policy. Their conclusion: not necessarily the same course as the previous Democratic administration—a new president perhaps more willing to use force.

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: Imperial Overreach, New Caledonia, and Iran

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The section describes how the Chinese Communist Party employs its foreign infrastructure and development program to further its strategic interests abroad and in international institutions.

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Italy And Europe Perspective On The Mediterranean, Middle East, And Great Power Competition

interview with Mariangela Zappiavia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, October 8, 2020

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.

Analysis and Commentary

Iran Deserves A Red Card For Its Human Rights Abuses

by Shirin Ebadi, Abbas Milani, Hamid Moghadamvia The Hill
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has become increasingly paranoid, and thus even more of a pariah. It is concerned about signs of seething popular anger over the dire economic conditions of its people. The regime’s inept management of the coronavirus pandemic and sanctions imposed by the U.S. have compounded these tensions. Nothing captures the nature of the country’s economic woes as well as the fall in the value of the country’s currency.

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: Serbia and Israel

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, March 29, 2020

The section describes how the Chinese Communist Party employs its foreign infrastructure and development program to further its strategic interests abroad and in international institutions.

Military and Security Threats

Articles On: Taiwan, US Cyberspace, Weaponizing Biotech, and Oil

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, March 22, 2020

Articles on the comprehensive military modernization and expansion program undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party, which supports an increasingly aggressive foreign policy and threatens the safety of China's neighbors.

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Anti-Colonialism’s American Wars

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Europe’s political-military impotence continues to burden the United States. October reminds us that the key events in the creation of this impotence occurred during this month in 1956, and that U.S. policy bears substantial responsibility for creating it.

Analysis and Commentary

A Peace Prize For Ali Khamenei?

by Josef Joffevia The American Interest
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Trump was the midwife of the Abraham Accords. The father was Ali Khamenei, the “Supreme Leader” of Iran, whose imperial ambitions started to force Arabs and Israelis into a historic realignment decades ago.

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