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Military and Security Threats

Articles On: China Military, Democracy, Iran, US Navy, Maritime Patrol Ship, and START

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 4, 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..

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: Pakistan, Indonesia, and the Post-Pandemic World

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Thursday, September 24, 2020

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

In the News

H.R. McMaster, Former National Security Advisor

featuring H. R. McMastervia Commonwealth Club
Thursday, September 24, 2020

H.R. McMaster is one of the most celebrated modern military leaders in America. His achievements include serving as a captain during the Gulf War, being responsible for fighting the Iraqi insurgency during the war in Iraq, writing the widely-read book Dereliction of Duty, and most recently serving as national security advisor under President Donald Trump.

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GoodFellows: Defending The Free World

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, September 24, 2020

In his three-plus decades of service to his country, Hoover senior fellow and former national security advisor H. R. McMaster fought for freedom’s cause and defended America’s national security interests abroad. The author of  the newly released book Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World shares his world vision—rival powers’ mindsets and warnings of crises to come—with Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson and John Cochrane. 

Analysis and Commentary

Jihadi Reactions To The U.S.-Taliban Deal And Afghan Peace Talks

by Cole Bunzelvia Jihadica
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

On September 12, 2020, the Taliban and the Afghan government began negotiations in Qatar over the political future of Afghanistan. In accordance with the “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan,” signed by the United States and the Taliban on February 29, the negotiations are expected to produce “a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire” between the warring Afghan parties, as well as an “agreement over the future political roadmap of Afghanistan.”

Interviews

Gen. H.R. McMaster Weighs In On Trump’s Middle East Agenda

interview with H. R. McMastervia Fox News
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster discusses the Abraham Accords and the Trump Administration's Middle East strategy.
In the News

Iranian Maestro Blasts Artists Serving Politics

quoting Abbas Milanivia Radio Farda
Monday, September 21, 2020

Artists at the "service of politics" are "despicable and untalented" individuals longing for power, the master of classical Iranian music Mohammad Reza Shajarian recently claimed.

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Area 45: Foreign To This Election

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Area 45
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Markos Kounalakis discusses unrest in Egypt and Iran – and offers a few foreign policy questions in advance of next week’s presidential debate.

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The Threat From North Korea And The Future Of The South Korean – American Alliance

interview with Ho-Young Ahn, H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ho-Young Ahn, President of University of North Korean Studies on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.

In the News

Former Top Trump Adviser Calls President's Policy 'Unwise'

mentioning H. R. McMastervia CNN Politics
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster said the withdrawal of US troops from places like Afghanistan and Germany are "mistakes" from a long-term national security perspective and called for a sustained commitment to assisting the Afghan government and its security forces.

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