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Interviews

Kiron Skinner: US Satellites Reportedly Catch China Selling Oil To NKorea

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Sunday, January 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses what should be done to prevent China from selling oil to North Korea, in violation in UN sanctions. Skinner also weighs-in on what should be done to stop ISIS.

Interviews

Abbas Milani: How Is The Iranian Government Responding To Protests?

interview with Abbas Milanivia PBS
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani analyzes how the Iranian government is responding to the protests. Milani notes that he believes that the protests are the result of about 30 years of economic mismanagement, corruption, and cronyism.

In the News

What Has Brought Iranians Into The Streets? In A Word, The Economy.

quoting Abbas Milanivia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The violent protests in Iran that entered their sixth day Tuesday have brought to the surface several underlying and destabilizing forces in Iranian society, among them anger at the top clerical leadership and a degree of resentment at some of the government’s cherished foreign policy commitments.

In the News

New York Times Panned For Tweet About Crackdown On Iranian Protests

quoting Michael McFaulvia Washington Examiner
Monday, January 1, 2018

The New York Times was criticized Monday for tweeting that the Iranian government cracked down on protesters "after demonstrators across the country ignored calls for calm."

Analysis and Commentary

Mark Steyn Agrees With Bryan Caplan On Immigration

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

My fellow Canadian Mark Steyn wrote recently about what he sees as some of the harmful effects of Muslim immigration into Europe. I hasten to say that I don't disagree with everything he says.

Interviews

Kiron Skinner: Pence Touts Progress In Ending Afghanistan War

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Saturday, December 23, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the Trump Administration's strategy of including Pakistan in plans for ending the war in Afghanistan. Skinner notes that some form of nation building has to happen for Afghanistan to become a stable country.

africa

Could Trump Revive U.S. Commercial Engagement in Africa?

by Alexander Benardvia World Politics Review
Friday, February 3, 2017

The Trump administration has signaled that it is likely to scale back traditional U.S. development assistance programs in sub-Saharan Africa and favor more commercial engagement with the continent. That shift was evident in a four-page list of questions distributed to the State Department last month before Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Preserving a Powerful Weapon Against Terror

by Alexander Benardvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The American University of Afghanistan gives young Afghans a modern education and exposes them to U.S. values.

Analysis and Commentary

Review: Secure The Peace, Then Talk Rights

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

If the U.S. wants to succeed at democratic regime change, it can’t act like a fire brigade: Rush in, flood the place, then head back home. Josef Joffe reviews ‘Realism and Democracy’ by Elliott Abrams.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Grade Trump’s National Security Strategy On A Curve

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

[Registration Required] Strategizing for this president isn’t easy. But that excuse only gets you so far.

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