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Putin Vows To ‘React Accordingly’ If U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Treaty

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
resident Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
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Former Russian Ambassador Comes To Hawk Hill

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Hawk
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Michael McFaul, former United States ambassador to the Russian Federation gave a keynote lecture in Doyle Banquet Hall of Campion Student Center on Dec. 5. McFaul is the author of “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia,” and spoke about his time as an ambassador in 2012-2014 and how the U.S. and Russian relationship has developed.


Ex-Ambassador Michael McFaul Finds 'Continuity' In Obama And Trump's Russia Policies

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Friday, November 30, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul says that there is "a lot of continuity" between the Obama and Trump administrations on their policies toward Moscow. McFaul notes that Trump administration, as a whole, has a pretty sound policy towards Russia.
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Appeasement Of Evil Returns To Europe

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Thursday, November 29, 2018

In a brilliant recent piece, historian Victor Davis Hanson dissects Macron's European army crackpot idea and points to the real reason aggressive militarism led to WWII: craven appeasement of international bullies by the democracies until it was too late.


John Yoo: Why New Cohen Deal Should Worry Trump's Lawyers

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo analyzes Michael Cohen's guilty plea for making false statements to Congress in Russia probe and how this might impact President Trump.

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Commission Report Emerges As Tool For Budget Hawks In Congress

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Military Times
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A recently released report from a congressionally mandated commission is emerging as a tool for defense hawks who hope to increase military budgets in the coming years.


Expel Russia From Interpol, Former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul Suggests Ahead Of Election

interview with Michael McFaulvia CBC Radio
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul says he is "appalled" at the prospect a Russian could soon be president of Interpol, arguing the country should instead be kicked out of the international policing organization.

Background EssayFeatured

The Structure of the Contemporary International System

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Thursday, November 15, 2018

A monopoly obtains when one firm is free to set prices and output while keeping ambitious newcomers out of the market. The best example is Standard Oil in the late 19th century. Ruthlessly undercutting competitors, the company ended up controlling 90 percent of refined oil flows in the United States. The United States never had that kind of overweening power in the international “market.” It may have come close to unipolarity in the 1990s when its mortal rival, the Soviet Union, had committed suicide. Yet the contemporary world is no longer unipolar. Neither is it bi- or multipolar.

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Russia Wants DNC’s Election-Hacking Lawsuit Thrown Out

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Russian government is arguing that a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Democratic National Committee alleging that Moscow’s military spies, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization conspired to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.