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Tyler Cowen's Shocking Post On The Russian Vaccine

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Thursday, August 13, 2020

On August 5, economist Tyler Cowen wrote: How about that Russian vaccine they will be trying in October? To be clear, I won’t personally try it, and I don’t want the FDA to approve it for use in the United States.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show (Part 1)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

(Part 1) Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his book Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives. Click here to listen to Part 2Part 3, or Part 4.

In the News

It’s Time To Rethink Our Russia Policy

mentioning George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Sam Nunnvia Politico
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

U.S.-Russia relations are at a dangerous dead end that threatens the U.S. national interest. The risk of a military confrontation that could go nuclear is again real.


Xi Jinping Is Not Stalin

by Michael McFaulvia Foreign Affairs
Monday, August 10, 2020

How a Lazy Historical Analogy Derailed Washington’s China Strategy.

Analysis and Commentary

A Reply To President Putin

by Philip Zelikowvia The American Interest
Friday, July 31, 2020

The European Parliament and President Putin are distorting the lessons of World War II. But their debate spotlights questions about the future of world order in the 2020s.

Analysis and Commentary

Steele's Dossier: 'Clown Show' Or The Greatest Russian Coup?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Hill
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The known details of the so-called Steele dossier point to a peculiar ambiguity. To expert analysts, it always appeared to be low-quality political opposition research. Yet, it turned American against American, paralyzed our government — and may be the greatest Russian disinformation coup in history.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Trump’s Complacency About Putin Is A Problem — Whatever His Motives

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

President Trump has changed his mind on many issues. Yet there is one theme of his presidency that remains strikingly constant: his peculiar deference to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. 

Analysis and Commentary

How Might The Sleeper Agents From “The Americans” Interfere In The Election?

by Herbert Lin, Steven Webervia Lawfare
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

As the November 2020 presidential election approaches, it is worth imagining how a foreign adversary might attempt to intervene in the domestic political process. We have no evidence that any of the precise things we consider in this essay are actually happening—though some may well be. They are based on a review of what we know to be possible and plausible given what has occurred in the past and the vulnerabilities we can see clearly today. 

Rescuers in Another Time

by Mary Schaeffer Conroy, Valentina Fedorovna Sosonkinavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A hundred years ago, American doctors came to the aid of Belarus, a struggling Soviet republic where displaced people were falling prey to disease. In an eerily familiar story, overwhelmed hospitals and shortages of medical supplies prolonged the suffering. So did revolution and war.

Analysis and Commentary

Judy Shelton On The Soviet Economy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 27, 2020

I’ve been reading today about the background of Judy Shelton, whom President Trump wants to appoint to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Right now I’m leaning somewhat in favor and trying to learn enough to be able to write an article about the potential appointment. I don’t know enough yet.