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Killer of Armies: Microbes and the Military

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Friday, April 16, 2021

As COVID-19 wages war on the world with its constantly mutating arsenal, this pandemic is a relatively gentle reminder of the effects of plagues on history—not least, upon armies and their operations. We live in an age of medical miracles, yet, faced with death or long-term disability on a global scale, we cannot readily grasp the most-insidious effects of this virus.

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How Dangerous Are Cyberattacks? Office Hours With Jackie Schneider

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia PolicyEd
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hoover Fellow Jackie Schneider follows up on your questions about the danger of cyberattacks from her PolicyEd video.

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GoodFellows: Question Time!

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

In this week’s episode, we dove into our mailbag of viewers’ letters. The end result: Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane answering 15 questions on a variety of subjects: the threat of hostilities between China and Taiwan; the potential effect of Scottish independence on the future of corporate woke politics; alternate versions of higher learning; how to re-instill youthful optimism in America; plus what books the three “GoodFellows” recommend.

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UAE: US Policy In The Middle East And Prospects For Peace And Economic Growth In A Troubled Region

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Yousef Al Otaiba discuss the Abraham Accords, the humanitarian crisis centered on ongoing crises in Syria and Yemen, the threat from Iran, and great power competition in the Middle East.

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Cold War II—Just How Dangerous Is China?

interview with H. R. McMaster, Matt Pottingervia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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What are China’s ambitions toward Taiwan? And if they are ominous, what should the US response to Chinese aggression be? To answer these questions, we’re joined by two experts: former national security advisor (and current Hoover Institution senior fellow) H. R. McMaster and former US deputy national security advisor (and current Hoover distinguished visiting fellow) Matthew Pottinger. They also discuss the Biden administration’s recent diplomatic encounters with China, and which countries might be allies in a conflict with China—and which ones would not be. 

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The Iran Deal And Germany: A Discussion With Matthias Kuentzel

by Matthias Kuentzel, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The JCPOA has a European dimension, and Germany's role is complicated.

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Pacific Century: From China To The Marines To The White House

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Mike Gallagher, Matt Pottinger, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

A Conversation with Matt Pottinger and Mike Gallagher.

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Analysis and Commentary

What Did Gen. Nakasone Say About Defense Department Operations (Not Just Cyber Operations)?

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In prepared testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 25, 2021, Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, stated: The DoD depends on USCYBERCOM and its performance. Every operational plan and every mission across the Department builds from the assumption that we will be able to assure that the bandwidth and data that military forces require will be accessible and trustworthy.

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The United Kingdom: Perspective On Transatlantic Relations And Priorities For Security And Economic Cooperation

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Mark Sedwill discuss the future of the transatlantic relationship and priorities for cooperation among allies and partners to take advantage of opportunities and  overcome challenges from Xi-Jinping’s China to Vladimir Putin’s Russia to jihadist terrorism.

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Cyberspace and Strategy: Deterrence, Escalation, and the New Administration

via Hoover Podcasts
Friday, March 26, 2021

The Hoover Institution hosts A Decade Of US Cyber Strategy: A Hoover Chat Series With Cyber Experts And Defense Leaders on January 29, February 12, February 26, March 12, March 19, and March 26, 2020.

The March 26 session focuses on how deterrence and escalation factor into US cyber strategy and have shaped the evolution of US cyber strategy with a concluding look to the future and cyber strategy under the Biden Administration.

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