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What Trump Got Right About Central Europe, Ukraine, And The Politics Of Security

by Russell A. Bermanvia American Greatness
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Despite all the fretting over Trump's "America First" rhetoric, his administration strengthened relations with key partners. The Biden Administration has lost them all.

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The Failed Bet On Russian And Chinese Reform

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Russia and China shattered the belief that economic liberalization leads inevitably to greater political freedom. Maybe a new generation of reformers will show that history really does culminate in democratic capitalism, but from now on Western leaders should proceed with a healthy dose of skepticism toward grand narratives.

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GoodFellows: More Cowbell: BYOT (Bring Your Own Topic)

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A “potluck” edition of GoodFellows this time around, with Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane “bringing their own” topics for group discussion. These include an examination of an anticipated tank battle in Ukraine’s Donbas that’s yet to materialize, China’s disastrous “zero COVID” policy, what a post-Ukraine economic and military order might resemble, plus Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s takedown of Disney and university faculty in the Sunshine State.

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More Cowbell: BYOT (Bring Your Own Topic)

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMastervia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A “potluck” edition of GoodFellows this time around, with Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane “bringing their own” topics for group discussion. These include an examination of an anticipated tank battle in Ukraine’s Donbas that’s yet to materialize, China’s disastrous “zero COVID” policy, what a post-Ukraine economic and military order might resemble, plus Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s takedown of Disney and university faculty in the Sunshine State.

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Ukraine War Shows America Could Be Outgunned Without Investing In Energetics

by Nadia Schadlowvia Breaking Defense
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Energetic materials — critical chemicals that help determine the range, size, and explosive power of missiles and rockets — are in dangerously short supply for American interests, write Nadia Schadlow and Brady Helwig of the Hudson Institute.

Co-author: Brady Helwig

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How Ukraine Can Build Back Better

by Philip Zelikowvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The world's attention has understandably been focused on the military side of the war in Ukraine. But in the next stage, the political-economic strategy may be decisive. 

Co-author: Simon Johnson

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Trouble For Putin’s Arab Client: Bashar Al-Assad’s Inevitable Reckoning

by Joel D. Rayburn, Nawaf Obaidvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The disastrous Russian invasion of Ukraine will have major consequences for Putin’s allies across the world. Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad will be among the first to experience the negative fallout from Russia’s strategic blunder, as his regime’s reckoning may finally be approaching. Several former senior officers from Syria’s main intelligence and security agencies are facing trial, with some already found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Europe.

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What Putin Fears Most

by Michael McFaulvia Project MUSE
Monday, April 18, 2022

Russian president Vladimir Putin wants you to believe that NATO is responsible for his February 24 invasion of Ukraine—that rounds of NATO enlargement made Russia insecure, forcing Putin to lash out. 

Co-author: Robert Person

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Apocalypse Is In The Air

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Mag
Friday, April 15, 2022

Ukraine’s scenes of urban rubble, streams of refugees, and piles of slaughtered civilians redolent of World War II. Continuing masks and lethal lockdown protocols of the Covid plague. Record levels of inflation and gasoline nearly $6 a gallon. Unchecked hordes of illegal immigrants and criminals penetrating our southern border. Mayhem, murder, and brazen theft stalking and defacing our cities.

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The West Must Help Ukraine To Win The Next Phase Of The War

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

President Volodymyr Zelensky, his Ukrainian warriors and his courageous people fight on. Against all odds, they defeated Vladimir Putin’s army in the Battle of Kyiv. But one inspiring victory does not win a war. They are now bracing for what promises to be an even larger Battle of the Donbas in eastern Ukraine, which Ukrainian officials believe could determine the outcome of the war. They still need help from the West — and the West must respond without caving to Russian threats.

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