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Interviews

Lanhee Chen: Currency War Between U.S. and China, Europe Unlikely

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about President Donald Trump's tweet that China and Europe are playing a big currency manipulation game, and that the the US should match their efforts rather than just watch as other countries manipulate their currencies. Chen also discusses the trade disputes between the US and China.

In the News

Dangerous Logic At The Border: Religion And The Travel Ban

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Religion and Politics
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A week after taking office in January 2017, Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” suspending entry to the U.S. for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The federal courts deemed this order and a second iteration that followed unconstitutional. 

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Investors Await News On A US-China Trade Deal

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNN
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump's economic policies and a possible US-China trade deal.

Analysis and Commentary

In A World Of Populist Tyrants, This Still Was A Good Week For Democracy

by Markos Kounalakis quoting Larry Diamondvia Miami Herald
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Democracy goes through ups and downs, even experiencing recessions like the stock market.

Analysis and Commentary

What's Putin Up To In The Arctic?

by Alice Hillvia The Hill
Thursday, June 27, 2019

What’s Russia President Vladimir Putin up to? That question gets asked a lot, especially when it comes to Russia’s activities and intentions in the Arctic. Russia first begged the world to ask this question in 2007 when it planted a Russian flag on the seabed directly beneath the North Pole.

In the News

Iran Used A Home-Grown Missile Platform To Shoot Down US Drone

quoting Amy Zegartvia Engineering.com
Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Iranian military knocked an expensive, state-of-the-art U.S. military drone out of the sky with a surface-to-air missile.

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.

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