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The Classicist: Iran: Contours Of Conflict

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

What comes next in the tensions between Washington and Tehran?


What Comes After Trump, Disruptor In Chief?

by David Davenportvia The Washington Examiner
Thursday, January 9, 2020

There is one view of President Trump on which you can find widespread agreement: He is the disruptor in chief. He disrupted the Republican Party to win the nomination, and, since his election, he has disrupted the conventional wisdom about everything from tariffs and free trade to international organizations and what he calls “endless wars.” 

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The Libertarian: Iran, War Powers, And The Constitution

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, January 9, 2020

How the evolution of war powers has muddled the constitutional balance between the White House and Congress.

Analysis and Commentary

Inconvenient Realities—2020 Edition

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

All universities say they value diversity in ideology and political points of view in addition to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, etc. Maybe so, but good luck finding more than a handful of Republicans among faculty. Moreover, as older conservative, disproportionately male faculty members retire, they are being replaced with more leftist-leaning women and underrepresented minorities. Political diversity on campus is nothing more than a slogan. 

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Area 45: Abbas Milani On Post-Soleimani Iran

interview with Abbas Milanivia Area 45
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Now that terrorism architect Qassim Soleimani is gone what happens next with Iran?

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Kiron Skinner: Former State Department Official On Iran: We Need Our Allies, ‘We Can’t Do This Alone’

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Friday, January 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses U.S. strategies toward Iran and Skinner encourages a maximum diplomacy campaign to gain support from allies.

Analysis and Commentary

How To Read Vietnam’s Latest Defense White Paper: A Message To Great Powers

by Derek Grossman, CAPT Chris Sharmanvia War on the Rocks
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Ten years is a long time to wait for anything, but the release of Vietnam’s latest defense white paper on Nov. 25 — the first since 2009 and fourth since Hanoi began issuing white papers in 1998 — was certainly worthwhile.

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The Soleimani Strike: One Person Decides

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Friday, January 3, 2020

The U.S. drone strike in Iraq against the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, raises once again the question of legal constraints—under domestic and international law—on the president’s power to use force unilaterally. I have written a legal opinion in government and many, many pieces out of government on this issue, and over the years I have grown very cynical about the supposed legal constraints on those war powers. 

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Warship Visits To Taiwan Will Show China That The U.S. Holds The Winning Hand

by CAPT Chris Sharmanvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Navy cruiser or destroyer symbolizes America's ideals and hard power.

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The Self-Appointed Spies Who Use Google Earth To Sniff Out Nukes

by Amy Zegartvia The Atlantic
Friday, December 6, 2019

Nuclear intelligence isn’t just for government agencies anymore. A motley crew of outside watchdogs has found creative ways to deter proliferation.


National Security & Law Task Force

The National Security and Law Task Force examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and US constitutional law to make proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home.