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Analysis and Commentary

If We Go To War With Iran, Blame President Jimmy Carter

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, May 16, 2019

immy Carter may be the one to blame if President Trump goes to war with Iran, thanks to his handed-down Carter Doctrine. The 94-year old ex-president is recovering from a turkey shoot hip injury, but while he was in the White House refusing to pardon Thanksgiving turkeys, he changed the course of America’s Iran policy.

In the News

Is There Such A Concept As ‘Cyber Deterrence?’

quoting Amy Zegartvia The Fifth Domain
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As the U.S. Department of Defense increasingly worries about damage that could result from a massive cyberattack, national security leaders are debating the best strategy to prevent such incursions. Should they adopt a philosophy that aims to stop an attack of any kind or should they try to dissuade enemies from specifically pursuing a cyberattack?

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Henry Farrell & Abraham L. Newman on Of Privacy and Power

interview with Jack Farrell, Abraham L. Newmanvia Security by the Book
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book with Henry Farrell & Abraham L. Newman" on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST.

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Cyberspectives: Fiona Cunningham On China And Cybersecurity

interview with Fiona Cunninghamvia Cyberspectives
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Stanford researcher Fiona Cunningham discusses cybersecurity and China.

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The Road from Damascus

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s timing may be questionable, but the pullout of US forces from Syria is not.

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Competence and Confidence

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Strategic patience” in Asia has run its course. Now we and our allies must prepare for whatever comes next.

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Tech in the Trenches

by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Silicon Valley has shown a remarkable indifference to national defense, depriving the Pentagon of both brains and technological brawn.

In the News

Former Top CIA Official Warns That U.S. Intel Faces "Moment Of Reckoning" After 2016 Failure

quoting Amy Zegartvia CBS News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The U.S. intelligence community's failure to grasp the magnitude of the social media influence campaign Russia waged ahead of the 2016 presidential election may be one harbinger of a larger and more complex set of challenges its agencies will face, according to a new essay co-authored by former CIA deputy director Michael Morell.

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Steve Bannon Declares War On China

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia The American Conservative
Friday, April 12, 2019
Despite its dispiritingly anti-intellectual president, the Trump era has paradoxically been the Age of the Think Tank.
Michael McFaul gives the Class Day lecture to the Stanford class of 2007
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Ex-Ambassador To Russia Comes To Carroll College

featuring Michael McFaulvia KPVI
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Michael McFaul, the former American ambassador to Russia appointed by President Barack Obama, appeared at Carroll College on Thursday afternoon to answer questions from students.


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