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Are There Limits on Emergency Powers? With John Yoo and Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 25, 2019


Richard Epstein and John Yoo deconstruct presidential powers concerning the government shutdown, the Mueller investigation, and the potential for impeachment by the Democrat-controlled House.


If Brexit Britain Wants Europe To Listen, It Must Learn To Speak European

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Friday, January 25, 2019

An old New Yorker cartoon shows a middle-aged man at a drinks party saying to another: “But that’s enough about you, let’s talk about me!” This is Brexit Britain talking to the rest of Europe. To be sure, all nations are obsessed with their own affairs.

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Distrust, but Keep Talking

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

US-Russian relations are hardly doomed to an eternal deep freeze, but Vladimir Putin will keep them on ice as long as he’s around.

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Wisdom in Nationalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Israel has long sought both a distinctively Jewish identity and modern nationhood. Wise leadership can enable it to achieve each.

Analysis and Commentary

An NBA Player Goes One-On-One With The Petulant President Erdogan

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, January 18, 2019

Shoot a 3-pointer, go to jail. If Turkey’s spoiled-sport president gets his way, he will soon be locking up Enes Kanter, a Turkish-American star center for the New York Knicks.

In the News

Trump Wants Out Of NATO: A Gift To Russia, Or A Gift To Germany?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Russian Times
Thursday, January 17, 2019
A report has emerged which claims the US president has been incessantly attempting to pull the US out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Western media has portrayed this idea as a gift to Russia, and not much else.
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Cyberspectives: Exploring Cybersecurity And Geopolitics With Chris Bronk

interview with Chris Bronkvia Cyberspectives
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In this episode, Chris Bronk discusses the geopolitical implications of cybersecurity, including how control of information—and misinformation—impacts international relations.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is All About Him. That’s Not Good For Us, Or The Rest Of The World

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Snap troop withdrawal from Syria? Overnight decisions for a dramatic military draw-down in Afghanistan? America’s foreign-policy and national-security establishment is reeling from the rapid-fire changes, declarations and White House edicts. Our allies are shocked, too.

In the News

Maloney: China – Do You Really Want To Do Business With These People?

quoting Frank Diköttervia The Province
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Most Canadians are rightly perplexed by high-level concern over the relationship between the Huawei affair, the legitimate apprehension of a key Chinese person of interest in that affair, and the subsequent seizure of two Canadians by Chinese authorities under extremely dubious circumstances.
In the News

Russia's Seizure Of Ukrainian Ships, Sailors Brings Muted U.S. Response

quoting Michael McFaulvia NBC News
Thursday, January 10, 2019
When Russian ships attacked and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels in November, the incident unleashed a flurry of international condemnation, but spurred little real-world support for the would-be NATO and E.U. member.


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