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Naval Competition In The Indian Ocean

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The shipyards of the Indo-Pacific region have been busy of late. Built at the Cochin shipyard in Kochi, India, the carrier INS Vikrant has embarked on sea trials. After its work up to fully operational status, the Vikrant will join the INS Vikramaditya, commissioned in 2013.

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GoodFellows: Advance, Retreat, Resign

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

America’s military withdrawal from Afghanistan and the onset of the Delta variant raise questions as to the success of the war on terror and the war on COVID-19. Hoover Institution senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss what all has gone wrong of late on those respective battlefields, plus a few thoughts on the rise and fall of New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Lebanon: Between Economic Crisis And Sectarian Conflict

interview with Paul Wood, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

A discussion with Paul Wood.

Caravan Notebook Podcast
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Yemen And The Houthis: A Conversation With Bernard Haykel

interview with Bernard Haykel, Cole Bunzelvia The Caravan Notebook
Thursday, August 5, 2021

Professor Bernard Haykel joins the podcast to discuss his latest piece for the Hoover Caravan, titled “The Houthis, Saudi Arabia, and the War in Yemen.”

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Joe Felter On Countering China In Their Own Backyard

interview with Joseph Feltervia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, August 4, 2021


In this wide-ranging conversation, Dr. Felter discusses the ever growing threat to Taiwan from the People’s Republic of China and the state of preparedness for such a conflict in the United States and the West.
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Strategika Issue 74: The Prospects Of A New Iran Deal

via Strategika
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Strategika Issue 74 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

Analysis and Commentary

Optimism, Inc.: The Crushing Weight Of Lies

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Victor Davis Hanson's Private Papers
Monday, August 2, 2021

One reason why I remain optimistic about the impending end of wokism and the failure of the cultural revolution is that the dangers they pose are unsustainable. And by that I mean that they require such dissimulation, that the load of lies eventually will snap the spine of those asked to carry and disseminate them.

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The Constitution and the JCPOA

by John Yoovia Strategika
Monday, August 2, 2021

The first great conflict of Joseph Biden’s presidency will erupt on the field of foreign policy. In his most significant foreign policy achievement, Donald Trump withdrew from Barack Obama’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which traded limits on Iran’s nuclear program for billions of dollars and an end to Western economic sanctions. In his knee-jerk rejection of all things Trump, the former Senator and Vice President has promised that he would immediately re-join the JCPOA in his hopeless quest for a peaceful settlement with the mullahs in Teheran.

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The Biden Administration and Middle East Stability

by Barry Straussvia Strategika
Monday, August 2, 2021

The Middle East is one of the world’s most volatile regions. How can the United States use its power to help bring peace there? A blessing in and of itself, Middle East peace would also free the U.S. to turn its attention to what is now an area of greater strategic importance to it, the Asia-Pacific region.

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China, Iran, and Russia in the Middle East and the S.E. Mediterranean

by Zafiris Rossidisvia Strategika
Monday, August 2, 2021

On March 27, 2021, China and Iran signed a 25-year strategic cooperation agreement reaffirming China’s effort to build an Asian axis of alliances and penetrate the Middle East. Russia cooperates with both of them as well as with Turkey, but also pursues its own strategy in the Middle East and with the Middle Eastern and North African countries.