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Putin’s False Equivalency

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 19, 2018

We are in dangerous times. Amid the hysteria over the Russian summit, the Mueller collusion probe, nonstop unsupported allegations and rumors, the Strzok and Page testimonies, the ongoing congressional investigations into improper CIA and FBI behavior, and a completely unhinged media, there is a growing crisis of rising tensions between two superpowers that together possess a combined arsenal of 3,000 instantly deployable nuclear weapons and another 10,000 in storage.

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The Libertarian: Trump, Putin, And The US-Russia Relationship

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Diagnosing what went wrong at the Helsinki summit.


Trump’s Blunt Talk Is Just What NATO Needs

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, July 16, 2018

And what our president's quarrel with the military alliance really reveals.

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The Future of War

by Williamson Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Of course we need high-tech weapons. But with great capabilities come great vulnerabilities.

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Rightsize the Navy

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

If we continue to build ships that cost too much and do too little, we’ll be sunk.

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Ex-Trump Adviser McMaster To Join Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

featuring H. R. McMastervia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pushed out of White House in April, McMaster heads to Hoover Institution to develop bipartisan national security ideas.


Michael Petrilli: How Schools Can Better Prepare For The Worst

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses how schools can prevent mass shootings without turning themselves into bunkers.
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Joseph Stalin: Waiting For Hitler

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 25, 2018


Part 2: How Joseph Stalin engineered the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with Hitler and his struggle with disinformation leading up to the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. 

Analysis and Commentary

Weaponizing Compassion

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, June 22, 2018

The Democrat "resistance" has managed to break its own record for hysterical and hypocritical invective. Literalizing the clichéd punch line of a thousand gags––"Will no one think of the children!!!" ––the Dems are hyperventilating about the illegal alien parents and their children being separated upon detention, as the law requires. Once again, we see how much "conspicuous compassion," as Alan Bloom called it, has become a weapon of politics, one that damages our security and interests.

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.


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.