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Analysis and Commentary

Colluders, Obstructionists, Leakers, And Other Projectionists

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Before the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the idea that the Russians or anyone else could warp or tamper with our elections in any serious manner was laughed off by President Obama. “There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America’s elections,” Obama said in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Has Traded American Values, Interests And Dignity For The False Promise Of Putin’s Friendship

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Donald Trump is likely to go down as the president who lost Russia. Not for lack of trying to make good with Moscow. In fact, it is because he has tried so hard to make it right and to pursue a personal and respectful relationship with Vladimir Putin that his ability to make any meaningful deals with Russia is doomed.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "What the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election."


Putin Is Engaged In An Ideological Struggle, Says Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia

interview with Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses US relations with Russia, as well as Putin working to disrupt the west.

In the News

As The Tables Turn On Russian Collusion...

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Monday, May 20, 2019

...the wolves turn on each other, as Victor Davis Hanson notes in some terrific commentary. In a piece published in American Greatness, Hanson describes the strange way top U.S. national security officials are all weirdly pointing the finger at each other now that the Mueller report has come up empty.

Analysis and Commentary

What The Mueller Report Tells Us About Putin, Russia And Trump's Election

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The celebratory messages reportedly circulated within Russian government circles following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election are oft-cited as proof of Russian collusion. This mood reportedly was shared by the Russian people, who had been told that Trump had no chance against the corrupt American establishment. Russia’s jubilation is consistent with ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s dossier claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Trump to win.

In the News

Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Michael Mcfaul Says U.S. And Russia Are Not Natural Enemies

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Daily Northwestern
Friday, May 17, 2019
As long as Russian President Vladimir Putin is in power, U.S.-Russia relations will remain confrontational, former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said Thursday.

The Global Crisis Of Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 17, 2019

There is nothing inevitable about the expansion of democracy. Among countries with populations above one million, there were only 11 democracies in 1900, 20 in 1920 and 29 in 1974. Only for the past quarter of a century has democracy been the world’s predominant form of government. By 1993, the number of democracies had exploded to 77—representing, for the first time in history, a majority of countries with at least one million people. By 2006, the number of democracies had ticked up to 86.

In the News

How Trump Thinks He Can Outsmart Putin

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Atlantic
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Listening to President Donald Trump, he sounds like a heretic inside his own government: the lone official prepared to accept that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trustworthy and sincere.


John Yoo: AG Barr Taps US Attorney John Durham To Investigate Russia Probe Origins

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses Attorney General Barr launching an investigation into 2016 spying.