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Analysis and Commentary

Americans Are Real Victims Of Our Trade War With Mexico And China

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, June 7, 2019

America has declared war on China and Mexico, but it is a new style of warfare. Or at least it seems so. With the latest volley of levied and threatened tariffs on Chinese and Mexican exports, POTUS has thrust the U.S. into a new phase of economic warfare against both competitors and friends.

In the News

Trump Blames Mexico For A Problem With No Borders

quoting George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Friday, June 7, 2019

The United States and Mexico are squaring off in a tense showdown entirely of President Trump’s making. Following a tweeted announcement from the president, the Trump administration is readying a 5 percent tariff on $350 billion worth of Mexican goods imported into the United States. Trump threatened the punitive measure as a result of Mexico’s supposed inability to thwart flows of migrants making their way north. U.S. and Mexican officials met in Washington this week to hash out a deal that would dispel the possibility of a new trade war. At the time of writing, there was cautious optimism that the impasse could be breached.

In the News

Timothy Garton Ash: Russia Wants To Disintegrate The EU

with Timothy Garton Ashvia The Slovak Spectator
Thursday, June 6, 2019

“Russia as we know it today is determined to disintegrate the European Union,” said Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European Studies at Oxford University on the first day of the GLOBSEC 2019 conference held in Bratislava between June 6-8. The reason for this is the trauma resulting from the break up of the Soviet Union during the years 1989-1991.

Analysis and Commentary

Spring 2019 Issue Of Harvard National Security Journal

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Elad Gil argues that judges too frequently rely on the executive’s special competence in foreign affairs to apply a de facto presumption of near-total deference, which he terms “totemic functionalism.” He traces the conceptual underpinnings of totemic functionalism and, using three case studies, shows how it undermines the American system of checks and balances, first between the organs of government and then, indirectly, inside the executive branch.
In the News

Russia's Ability To Manipulate Twitter? It's Far Worse Than We Previously Thought

quoting Michael McFaulvia Salon
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

A new report reveals that Russia's ability to manipulate Twitter before and during the 2016 presidential election is far worse than previously thought.

In the News

American Foreign Policy Adrift

quoting George P. Shultzvia Foreign Affairs
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In a May 11 speech at the Claremont Institute in Beverly Hills, entitled “A Foreign Policy from the Founding,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo quoted John Quincy Adams to explain how Donald Trump’s foreign policy is grounded in a “realism” that eluded his predecessors, particularly George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Adams, then Secretary of State, wrote in 1821 that America “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.”

Interviews

Secretary George Shultz: Thinking About the Future

interview with George P. Shultzvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses his newest book, Thinking About the Future.

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Cyberspectives: Adam Segal On China, Cybersecurity, And Global Trade

interview with Adam Segalvia Cyberspectives
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

In this episode, Adam Segal of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses US-China relations in the context of cybersecurity, the digital supply chain, and trade.

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Area 45: What’s Next For North Korea With Thomas Henriksen

interview with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Area 45
Friday, May 31, 2019

Will Kim Jong-un ever give up his nuclear ambitions or allow economic reforms into North Korea?

Interviews

Michael McFaul: Mueller Warned Russia Will Meddle In 2020

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Trump administration continues to be dismissive of the warnings about Russia's continued interference in our political process ahead of the 2020 election. Michael McFaul and Malcolm Nance discuss.

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