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Analysis and Commentary

We Need A Better Definition Of ‘Refugee’

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Washington Post
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The global asylum and refugee system is no longer fit for purpose. As a beneficiary of that system, I do not make such a statement lightly. The reality is that it is outdated and can no longer cope with the challenges posed by mass violence and global migration today.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Vladimir Putin Is A Terrible Strategist

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Monday, December 17, 2018

President Vladimir Putin has carefully crafted an image as a strong man of action — one whose will and power have single-handedly restored Russia’s status as a great power.

USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
In the News

Chinese Deal May Change US Navy Ops At Israel’s Port In Haifa

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia World Tribune
Monday, December 17, 2018
A Chinese company with close ties to the communist government will assume control of the civilian port in Israel’s largest port city in 2021.
In the News

"All Indians Should Be Concerned," Says Raghuram Rajan On RBI Crisis

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Monday, December 10, 2018

Urjit Patel took over from Raghuram Rajan in 2016, just two months before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's colossal demonetisation move.

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Brexit And Democracy

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tyler Cowen has a very interesting Bloomberg column on Brexit. Essentially, he views the UK getting this right -- which I agree it does not seem to be doing -- as a crucial test of democracy. Tyler notes that the current agreement serves neither leave nor remain sides well.

In the News

Putin Vows To ‘React Accordingly’ If U.S. Withdraws From Nuclear Treaty

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
resident Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles.
Analysis and Commentary

Winter 2018 Supplement For Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases And Materials

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Here is the Winter 2018 Supplement for Bradley & Goldsmith, Foreign Relations Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2017). These materials cover, among many other things, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii (the “travel ban” case), which is excerpted with questions; the Supreme Court’s decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank concerning corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute; the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal; legal issues raised by U.S. missile strikes against Syria; President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; and the debates and litigation concerning “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

Interviews

CLM Insights: Interview With Elizabeth Economy

by Elizabeth Economyvia China Leadership Monitor
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses her latest book, China’s Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State.

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The Dilemmas Of Competing With Xi Jinping’s China

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia War on the Rocks
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Last year in October, President Xi Jinping strutted to the podium at the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th Party Congress to read his work report. For more than three hours, Xi forced his colleagues to sit and listen in one of the most ostentatious displays of that infamous Chinese phrase, “you listen, I speak,” to which anyone has ever been subjected. More than any other event of the last six years, the 19th Party Congress pressed home Xi’s influence on the Chinese party-state. His ideas were incorporated into the constitution. No obvious successor emerged, suggesting Xi would hold the reins of power indefinitely.
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China Is Using 'Economic Espionage' And 'Theft' To Grab Us Technology

quoting Larry Diamond, Hoover Institutionvia Fox News
Thursday, November 29, 2018
A new report issued by several prominent experts on Chinese and American foreign policy claims that China is using a range of methods to misappropriate U.S. technology. The 200-page report, entitled “Chinese Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance,” warns that American intellectual property is at risk.

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