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Analysis and Commentary

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Pushing Allies Into China And Russia’s Waiting Arms

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nuclear tensions on the Korean Peninsula have diminished since last summer’s Singapore summit between President Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. In the run-up to this month’s Vietnam summit, Trump is acutely aware that a potential landmark deal on Kim’s complete, verifiable and permanent denuclearization would be a significant foreign policy win for him, the region and the world.

In the News

You May Be Disappointed By The Mueller Report

with Jack Goldsmithvia NBC News
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Millions of Americans are waiting for Robert Mueller to give them the final word on whether the Trump campaign conspired with the 2016 Russian election interference effort — and whether their president is under the influence of a foreign adversary.

In the News

Clinton, Nixon Reports Offer Starkly Different Models For Mueller

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia CNN
Monday, February 11, 2019

As special counsel Robert Mueller prepares a final report on his investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign complicity, two historic presidential inquiries offer distinct -- and clashing -- models.

Analysis and Commentary

Merkel Salvages Nord Stream, But Is Putin Losing Russia's Gas Monopoly?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, February 11, 2019

The European Union took a first step with its February 8 vote towards turning Russia’s gas monopoly, Gazprom, from an instrument of Russian power politics into a regulated utility, deprived of its monopoly power. In an odd twist, Germany, the self-proclaimed guardian of European unity, found itself politically isolated from the rest of Europe, which sided with U.S. President Donald Trump. A bitter pill for Germany to swallow.

In the News

Autocracies That Look Like Democracies Are A Threat Across The Globe

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Conversation
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Russia’s successful interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election may inspire other countries to do the same. These other countries don’t look threatening. They look like democracies. But they’re not.

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Victor Davis Hanson: What’s New and What’s Not in Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Case for Trump’s Foreign Policy.

In the News

The Unquiet American

featuring Michael McFaulvia The American Interest
Monday, February 4, 2019

Michael McFaul’s memoir throws into sharp relief the failures of America’s Russia policy.

In the News

Russia Secretly Offered North Korea A Denuclearization Deal Last Year

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Citizen Truth
Friday, February 1, 2019

A secret offer between Russia and North Korea is being viewed by analysts as a move by Russia to assert its influence on the world stage.

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New World Order, We Hardly Knew Ye

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

President Trump didn’t kill the postwar order. He just buried the corpse.

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“Slick, Seamless, and Popular”

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

As foreign powers manipulate international journalism, Hoover fellow Markos Kounalakis looks for ways to distinguish news from propaganda.