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Goodbye — Sort Of — To Germany?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Why should America anchor Germany's defense? It cuts deals with Russia, has never met its NATO commitment, and is the most anti-American nation in Europe.

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Pacific Century: The Past, Present, And Future Of The China Challenge

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Larry Diamond, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, August 13, 2020

An Interview with Larry Diamond.

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GoodFellows: Tik Tok Pot Luck

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, August 12, 2020


This week, a special “potluck” edition of GoodFellows has Hoover Institution senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane serving up a spirited debate over the bureaucratic pandemic bungling and whether the social network TikTok is a data-mining threat to national security, plus thoughts on the addition of California senator Kamala Harris to the Democratic ticket.

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Andrew Roberts: Leadership In War | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Andrew Robertsvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Andrew Roberts Discusses Leadership In War.

In the News

US-China Research Benefited Chinese Military Efforts

featuring Hoover Institution, Glenn Tiffertvia Taiwan News
Friday, July 31, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Cooperation between academics in the United States and Chinese universities with a military background benefited the modernization of China’s armed forces, a Hoover Institution report concluded Thursday (July 30).

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Why Are U.S. Institutions Working With Scientists Linked To China’s Military Modernization?

featuring Hoover Institutionvia The Washington Post
Thursday, July 30, 2020

The recent Justice Department case charging four Chinese military officers with visa fraud on suspicion of lying about their service in the People’s Liberation Army so they could conduct research in the United States appears to be the tip of an iceberg. As a Hoover Institution report released Thursday documents, researchers from Chinese institutions with the central mission of modernizing China’s military have co-authored hundreds of scientific articles with American colleagues.

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Pacific Century: Decoding Trump’s China Policy

interview with Michael R. Auslin, David Stilwellvia The Pacific Century
Thursday, July 30, 2020

An Interview with Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell.

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The Domestic Legal Framework for US Military Cyber Operations

by Robert Chesneyvia Aegis Paper Series
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

With little fanfare, Congress and the executive branch have cooperated effectively over the past decade to build a legal architecture for military cyber operations. The resulting framework is not a familiar one to most observers, especially when compared to the parallel frameworks associated with conventional military operations and with intelligence activities. Yet it is no less important and worthy of study, particularly in light of the Pentagon’s commitment to the “defend forward” operational model.

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Amy Zegart: Spies, Lies, And Algorithms | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Amy Zegartvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Amy Zegart Discusses Spies, Lies, and Algorithms.

In the News

US Orders China To Close Houston Consulate; Trump Hints At More

quoting Michael McFaulvia Nikkei Asian Review
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The U.S. has ordered China to shut its consulate in Houston within three days, a move that Washington said defends America but which Beijing denounced as an "unprecedented escalation" of tensions.


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