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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.

Interviews

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.

In the News

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.
In the News

CRB: Blood-Soaked Monsters

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Power Line Blog
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Claremont Review of Books is of course the flagship publication of the Claremont Institute.

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Blood-Soaked Monster

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia The Claremont Review of Books
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Writing a biography of Joseph Stalin is a monumental task, which he made as difficult as possible.

In the News

From Cold War To Hot Peace: Explaining Our New Conflict With Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia University News (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Monday, November 12, 2018

In 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships.

In the News

In Bipartisan Pleas, Experts Urge Trump To Save Nuclear Treaty With Russia

mentioning George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Alarmed at what they see as disintegrating curbs on nuclear weapons, a bipartisan array of American nonproliferation experts has urged President Trump to salvage a Cold War-era treaty with Russia that he has vowed to scrap.

Putin
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Putin’s Information Wars

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Accuracy in Academia
Monday, November 5, 2018

The information wars of Vladimir Putin are mainly a United States problem, Stephen Kotkin, a professor of history and international affairs at Princeton University said on November 1 at the Cato Institute.

In the News

US Civil War ‘Coming’: Russia Seizes On Talk Of US Split — But Did It Help Generate That In The First Place?

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Mercury
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Russia is convinced the next US Presidential election will spark a new civil war. And they should know. Moscow has been secretly manipulating US political opinions now for years.

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