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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Time To Leave The Middle East?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Would America be better off ignoring the region?

FeaturedNational Security

Trump’s Approach To Foreign Policy Once Seemed Crazy. But It’s Working.

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Chicago Tribune
Monday, February 3, 2020

When candidate Donald Trump campaigned on calling China to account for its trade piracy, observers thought he was either crazy or dangerous.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Islamic Empires’ Review: Revisiting A Glorious Past

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 31, 2020

Debate thrived, music was composed, architecture was built by rulers who sought to outdo one another in splendor.


The Cult Of West-Shaming

by Victor Davis Hanson quoting Niall Fergusonvia National Review
Thursday, January 30, 2020

If the West is guilty of carbon crimes, racism, and bigotry, what are China and Iran? Woke elites prefer not to say.

In the News

Saudi Arabia Outsources Cyber Arsenal, Buys Spyware, Experts Say

quoting Andrew Grottovia Yahoo Finance
Monday, January 27, 2020

If it turns out that Saudi Arabia hacked into the phone of Amazon.com Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, as investigators have alleged, the oil rich nation likely utilized its preferred method of cyber espionage: outsourcing.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Black Wave’ Review: Islam Against Itself

by Josef Joffevia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, January 27, 2020

Saudi Arabia, Iran and the 40-year rivalry that unraveled culture, religion and collective memory in the Middle East.

InterviewsNational Security

Kiron Skinner: Eric Shawn: Iran ‘Crying For Help’ From President Trump’s Policies

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's suggestion that if the US will drop sanctions against Iran, then Iran will agree to talks with the US.

In the News

Why Iranian Cyber Warfare May Escalate Soon

quoting Amy Zegartvia Gulf News
Friday, January 24, 2020

Experts are warning that the US should expect more cyberattacks by Iranian hackers in retaliation for the death of General Qasim Soleimani. Maybe they’re right. But let’s not kid ourselves: Iran would be launching lots of cyberattacks anyway.

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Area 45: Richard Epstein: Do Cheaters Prosper?

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Area 45
Friday, January 24, 2020

The balance of virtue and rules flaunting in modern society.

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Must America Be In The Middle East?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Yes, but the strategic considerations have changed.