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Analysis and Commentary

Colluders On The Loose

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

If collusion is the twin of conspiracy, then there are lots of colluders running around Washington. Robert Mueller was tasked to find evidence of Trump and Russia collusion that might have warped the 2016 campaign and thrown the election to Trump. After a year, his investigation has found no concrete evidence of collusion. 


10 Questions That ABC Didn't Ask Comey

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, April 16, 2018

On Sunday evening, ABC preempted its regularly scheduled programming to broadcast an exclusive interview conducted by “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos with former FBI Director James Comey. The star treatment is part of an all-out publicity campaign that Comey, fired by President Trump less than one year ago, has launched to promote his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”


Russia Is Becoming Clearly Isolated From The Free World: Kiron Skinner

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Monday, April 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the Trump administration's strategy in Syria and its impact on Russia.


Markos Kounalakis: How Did Russia Respond To The Airstrikes In Syria

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS
Monday, April 16, 2018

Hoover Institution Markos Kounalakis examines Syria, Assad, and how Russia might respond to US strikes on Syria.

In the News

Shooting The Messenger

quoting Michael McFaulvia Stanford Daily
Monday, April 16, 2018

Following the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain, over 20 countries including the United States jointly expelled Russian diplomats in order to show unity. Britain is holding Moscow responsible for the poisoning, and its Western allies have been showing solidarity against this latest alleged act of aggression from Russia. In addition to expelling the largest number of diplomats, 60, the United States went further and closed the Russian consulate in Seattle.

In the News

Trudy Rubin: I’ll Be Traveling To Moscow As Tensions With Russia Over Syria Heat Up

quoting Michael McFaulvia Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT)
Friday, April 13, 2018

I am traveling to Moscow this weekend, at a time when Russian media are speculating about a World War III and U.S. media are debating whether we are embroiled in a new Cold War.


Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Michael McFaul Lectures On US-Russian Relations Today

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Daily Princetonian
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his forthcoming book From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.

In the News

Syria, Russia Discussed At Hamilton College

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Utica Observer Dispatch
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Condoleezza Rice and Susan Rice talked about Syria and Russia Wednesday night during a discussion at Hamilton College.

In the News

The Most Dangerous Moment Since The Cuban Missile Crisis?

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Former Russia ambassador Michael McFaul had to go and send up the International Relations Bat Signal on Twitter and linked to a Guardian story by Andrew Roth.

Analysis and Commentary

Five Catastrophic Decisions

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The Corner (National Review Online)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

1) The Obama administration’s invitation to Vladimir Putin to come into Syria ostensibly to stop the use of weapons of mass destruction. The latter did not happen, but after an over 40-year Russian hiatus in the Middle East, Putin has recalibrated the region, and Russia will be far harder to expel than it was to invite in. John Kerry did not get rid of WMD; he ensured that he got more of it.