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No, This Isn’t The Fall Of Rome

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, August 12, 2019

“A republic, madam — if you can keep it.” That was supposedly Benjamin Franklin’s reply to a woman who asked him the result of the Constitutional Convention after it adjourned, in 1787.

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Pacific Century: Richard McGregor, The Party, And Pushback Against Xi Jinping? Also, South Korea And Japan Trade War Heats Up

interview with Richard McGregor, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Monday, August 12, 2019

Author Richard McGregor discusses what keeps Xi Jinping on top, but is Xi facing a fall?

In the News

Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, And The Indirect Approach

mentioning Thomas H. Henriksenvia Readings
Friday, August 2, 2019
In exploring Counterinsurgency and the Indirect Approach, Dr. Thomas Henriksen assesses several cases where the United States has employed an Indirect Approach toward achieving strategic objectives, and he suggests where this concept has landed short of expectations.
Analysis and Commentary

That Little Fishing Boat Might Just Be A Weapon Of War

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Deep-sea fishing charters are a staple of most American coastal marinas — from Miami to the San Francisco Bay. Boats loaded with fuel and fun rock their way out on gentle waves to open waters and ocean sunsets. Summer freedom at its finest.

In the News

Review: How China Is Shaping California Skylines And American Democracy

featuring Larry Diamondvia Datebook (San Fransisco Chronicle)
Monday, July 22, 2019

Larry Diamond has studied democracy for 40 years. He’s seen governments in every conceivable state of health, and he’s not easily alarmed.

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Pacific Century: Trump Versus China: John Pomfret Reacts

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoo, John Pomfretvia The Pacific Century
Monday, July 29, 2019

The White House’s new China policy splits the US foreign policy community.

In the News

Why The New China Consensus In Washington Scares Me

quoting Michael McFaulvia Greenwich Time
Thursday, July 25, 2019
I've been fretting about the hardening U.S. elite consensus on China for some time now.
In the News

Prominent Europeans Call For Change In Approach To EU Foreign Policy

mentioning Timothy Garton Ashvia The Sofia Globe
Monday, July 22, 2019

This is the text of an open letter signed by more than 60 prominent Europeans, all Council Members of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), calling on the new EU leadership team, who will take over in late 2019, to understand the challenge that confronts them and receive the tools they need from EU governments to change Europe’s approach to foreign policy.

In the News

Yes, Dictators Are Ascendant. But People All Over The World Are Fighting Back.

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Washington Post
Sunday, July 21, 2019

By now it’s old news that the world is living through a retreat of democracy. For a dozen consecutive years, the number of countries where liberty has declined has exceeded those where it has expanded, according to Freedom House. Autocrats are stepping up repression; populist movements are rising in Europe and the United States. China and Russia are offering new models of high-tech dictatorship.

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John Yoo: President Trump Issues Warning To Iran To Change Its Behavior

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, July 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the escalating tensions over the Iranian seizure of British ships.

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