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Analysis and Commentary

Be Outraged About Kids In Cages. But Save Some Ire For The Worst Refugee Offender: China

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Caging kids at the U.S. border is reprehensible. But as first ladies, governors, celebrities, and citizens of all political stripes line up and strike out against the inhumane practice of separating children from parents seeking refuge, everyone should save some ire and outrage for one of the world’s greatest offenders and dissemblers of refugee rights: China.

Interviews

Michael McFaul, 'There Are Two Policies Towards Russia In The Trump Administration'

interview with Michael McFaulvia France 24
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the divisions within the Trump administration on Russia policy. He also warned of the risks of organizing a summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, arguing that the US president shouldn't rush to meet with autocrats without clearly outlining US interests and demands. Finally, he discussed today's parallels - or lack them - with the Cold War.

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The Libertarian: North Korea And Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 15, 2018

Was the summit with Kim Jong-un a diplomatic breakthrough or a fool’s errand?

Interviews

Michael Auslin On The Singapore Summit (1:20:30)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the Singapore summit as well as what needs to happen to denuclearize North Korea.

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Area 45: The 2018 Summit Featuring President Trump And Kim Jong-Un

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The summit in Singapore was, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, not the end of isolation. But it is, perhaps, the beginning of a new relationship with North Korea, the US, and the world.

In the News

Trump, Kim Commit To Future Meetings After Cozy Encounter

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Politico
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The U.S. president lavished praise on Kim but did not secure a detailed path toward denuclearization.

In the News

Skeptical Republicans Strain To Find Hope In Trump's North Korea Gambit

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Washington Examiner
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Republicans who spent eight years critical of then President Barack Obama’s so-called appeasement policy strained on Tuesday to find the diamond in the rough in President’s Trump’s initial agreement with dictator Kim Jong Un to ease tensions with North Korea.

Analysis and Commentary

A Distrustful Kim Should Look At Ukraine Not Libya

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ukraine, the holder of the third largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, agreed to give them up in signing the Budapest Memorandum of 1994. In return for de-nuclearizing, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia assured Ukraine’s territorial integrity. When Russia annexed Crimea contrary to international law and Russia backed an invasion of Eastern Ukraine, neither the United States nor the United Kingdom fulfilled its obligations under the Budapest Memorandum to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity. In its hostile actions against Ukraine, Russia broke the foundation of postwar peace; namely, the sanctity of existing national boundaries.

Featured

Israel Can Ease Gaza Tensions, But So Must The U.N.

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, June 7, 2018

In mid-May, freelance journalist Ahmed Abu Artema, an organizer of "Gaza’s Great Return March," emphasized in a New York Times op-ed the peaceful intentions of a movement that has sparked violence since late-March and led to dozens of Palestinians killed and thousands injured by Israel in defense of its border.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Nukes Are Not Forever, Europe Doesn't Work, And Growth Is The Best Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Defining Ideas article "Ten Paradoxes Of Our Age."

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