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Analysis and Commentary

The West’s Suicidal Energy Policies

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Thursday, October 14, 2021

History and common sense tell us that for a nation to survive, it must secure and control critical natural resources. In recent decades, Western nations have increasingly ignored this imperative in order to pursue dubious environmental goals dressed up as science, but more often the consequence of cultural ideals, political agendas, or profitable industries supported by government subsidies.


Climate Change Barely Affects Poverty

by Bjorn Lomborgvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, October 7, 2021

[Subscription required] Growth-oriented policy does much more for to prevent malnutrition deaths.

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The Problem With Nordhaus

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Friday, August 27, 2021

Economist’s insistence on a global carbon tax ignores other approaches to handling climate change.

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The Libertarian Podcast: Interpreting The IPCC’s New Report On Climate Change

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, August 20, 2021

What happens if we don’t heed the warnings in the new IPCC report on climate change?

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: A Recall Horse Race?

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, July 30, 2021

The upcoming recall debate and the role of special-interest money in the special election in California.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Naval Gazing

interview with Admiral Gary Roughead, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

America’s ability to project strength and respond to crises across the Pacific Rim.

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China, Big Tech, and Cyber Defense: The World According to Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

In this wide-ranging conversation, Professor Zegart discusses the US relationship with China and how she views that country’s aggressive stance toward Taiwan; why big tech companies are a potential threat not only to privacy, but also to our national security; and why the next war may well be fought with a keyboard rather than on a battlefield.

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Canada: America's Nearest Ally

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and former Canadian Ambassador to the US David MacNaughton discuss the U.S.-Canada relationship and its implications for trade, economics, security, and climate policy.

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Taiwan: Time For A Real Discussion

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Strategika
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

There has been a spate of recent articles proffering when the People’s Republic of China (PRC) will likely be capable of invading Taiwan. The prognostications are interesting but unhelpful as they distract from the reality of the range of coercive actions the PRC may impose on Taiwan and what could happen now as a result of the PRC increasing pressure and a related military accident or misstep in the vicinity of Taiwan.

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Matters Of Policy & Politics: The Post-Heart Attack Governor

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Monday, June 28, 2021

Should he survive a recall election later this year, would California Governor Gavin Newsom preside more cautiously, having survived the political near-death experience, or push even harder to the left?


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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.