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Mania, Panic, Pandemics And World Economics

quoting Michael Spencevia The Punch Newspapers
Monday, March 2, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) began in the Chinese industrial city of Wuhan in December. It has brought the Chinese industrial juggernaut to a virtual standstill. Schools have been closed, public transport systems have been halted and several business enterprises have remained shut down. 

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Trump’s Unorthodox Orthodoxy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

How the president has created a new normal in foreign affairs.


Is Israel's Democracy Broken? A Discussion With George Shultz And Arye Carmon

interview with George P. Shultz, Arye Carmonvia Hoover Institution
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hoover Institution fellows George Shultz and Arye Carmon discuss the current political paralysis and the inherent challenges in solidifying Israel’s 71-year-old secular democracy.

InterviewsNational Security

Trump Understands US Needs To Engage With 'Unsavory Actors' Such As Taliban: Kiron Skinner

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Friday, February 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner talks about the Taliban peace deal as well as Russian interference in elections.

FeaturedNational Security

Leaving Afghanistan: Pulling Out Without Pulling The Rug Out

by Joseph Felter via War on the Rocks
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The United States must at some point depart from Afghanistan and bring this costly “forever war” to a conclusion. With over 2,400 U.S. servicemembers killed, many more wounded, and nearly a trillion dollars spent to date, America’s leaders are under an obligation to design and execute a plan that stops a decades-long hemorrhaging of American blood and treasure.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Israel And America: Parallel Success Stories

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

How Washington and Jerusalem have followed similar roads to policy success.


Learning To Live With Despots

by Stephen D. Krasner quoting Larry Diamondvia Foreign Affairs
Monday, February 10, 2020

[Subscription Required] Throughout its history, the United States has oscillated between two foreign policies. One aims to remake other countries in the American image. The other regards the rest of the world as essentially beyond repair. 

In the News

Iranian American Civic Engagement Forum

mentioning Michael McFaul, Abbas Milani, Condoleezza Ricevia Payvand's Iran News
Thursday, February 6, 2020

PAAIA's first Iranian American Civic Engagement Forum of 2020 is being held on February 22nd at Stanford University, in collaboration with the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University and PARS Equality Center.


Is Trump’s Unorthodoxy Becoming Orthodox?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, February 6, 2020

The U.S. has become no better friend to an increasing number of allies and neutrals, and no worse an adversary to a shrinking group of enemies.

Analysis and Commentary

Fight Over Christmas Hints Of Looming Coptic Schism

by Samuel Tadrosvia Providence
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

In the night of January 6, millions of Copts worldwide flocked to their churches to celebrate the Nativity liturgy just as they had done for centuries. This year, however, for a few of them something must have seemed odd or rather too repetitive. For just 13 days earlier, on the eve of December 25, some of them had witnessed the same event. The first of its kind event has created a firestorm in their church.