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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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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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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.

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Iran’s Nuclear Program

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Monday, August 2, 2021

The Biden administration came into office with the hope of reentering the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the nuclear deal with Iran—and thereby reduce tensions in the Middle East, an area of the world to which it would rather pay less attention. 


Empty Threats And Warnings On Cyber

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, July 12, 2021

On July 9, President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States will take “any necessary action,” including imposing unspecified “consequences,” if Russia does not disrupt ransomware attacks from its soil. 

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Joe Biden’s Nixon Strategy

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Notwithstanding the predictable howls of protest from some Europeans, US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are right to seek a thawing of ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. If the main global threat is China, Putin has several compelling reasons to play ball.

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U.S. Resolve is Taiwan’s Best Defense

by Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Taiwan has enjoyed the protection of the U.S. defensive umbrella ever since the fall of Nationalist China to Mao’s Communists in 1949. Although the United States ended its mutual defense treaty with Taiwan in 1979, it has continued to deter China from invading Taiwan by selling arms to Taiwan and maintaining the specter of military intervention.


Kiron Skinner: The Dangers Of Russia

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia The Sean Hannity Show
Monday, June 21, 2021

(51:15) Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner talks about what the rest of the world is thinking after Biden's visit to Europe and his discussions with Putin.


Abbas Milani: Biden And Putin Will Discuss Iran

interview with Abbas Milanivia PBS SoCal
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses what this week’s presidential election in Iran portends for Iran and the US especially since it is widely expected voters will elect cleric and judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi who is an anti-western hard-liner.


H. R. McMaster: President Biden Vs Putin: Who Got The Upper Hand?

interview with H. R. McMastervia The Fox News Rundown
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster breaks down what we know from the summit, how President Putin will use the meeting to his own benefit, and what actions the US can take to hold Russia accountable.