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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Michael Mcfaul Says U.S. And Russia Are Not Natural Enemies

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Daily Northwestern
Friday, May 17, 2019
As long as Russian President Vladimir Putin is in power, U.S.-Russia relations will remain confrontational, former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said Thursday.
Analysis and Commentary

Time For Iran To Face A Reckoning

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, May 17, 2019

While the media obsess over chimeras like the president’s obstruction of justice for nonexistent crimes, and AG Barr’s impeachment for obeying the law, a collision between the U.S. and Iran is brewing in the Middle East. The question now is whether Iran will finally face the reckoning it has invited and deserved for 42 years, or the latest crisis will peter out into U.S. saber-rattling and empty threats.


The Global Crisis Of Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 17, 2019

There is nothing inevitable about the expansion of democracy. Among countries with populations above one million, there were only 11 democracies in 1900, 20 in 1920 and 29 in 1974. Only for the past quarter of a century has democracy been the world’s predominant form of government. By 1993, the number of democracies had exploded to 77—representing, for the first time in history, a majority of countries with at least one million people. By 2006, the number of democracies had ticked up to 86.

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Did China Break The World Economic Order?

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia The New York Times
Friday, May 17, 2019

Last Friday, the White House raised the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports up to 25 percent. On Monday, China retaliated with tariffs of its own. The trade war is now full-on — except that it’s not really about trade.

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Trump Wary Of Plunging Into Iran War Ahead Of 2020 Re-Election

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg
Thursday, May 16, 2019

President Donald Trump is wary of drawing the U.S. into a war with Iran, in part out of concern that an armed conflict with the Islamic Republic would imperil his chances at winning a second term, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Trump’s New Chokehold On Huawei Threatens The Telecom Firm And U.S.-China Trade Talks

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia The Los Angeles Times
Thursday, May 16, 2019

When the Trump administration blocked U.S. firms last year from providing critical parts to ZTE Corp., it quickly paralyzed the Chinese telecom company and threatened to force it into bankruptcy — until President Trump issued a last-minute reprieve as a favor to Chinese President Xi Jinping.


Michael Auslin: "Promise Fatigue" With The False Promises Of The PRC

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his RealClear Politics article "Trump Has 'Promise Fatigue' From Dealing With China."

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The Classicist: Understanding Chinese Strategy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Thursday, May 16, 2019

A deep analysis of how Beijing is asserting itself on the world stage.


China’s Brilliant, Insidious Strategy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Chinese Communist government does not have so much a strategy to translate its economic ascendance into global hegemony as several strategies. All of them are brilliantly insidious.

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McMaster: China's Treatment Of Detained Canadians Telling

quoting H. R. McMastervia Fox News
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Former U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday China's treatment of two detained Canadians is a telling example of how China is a threat to the liberal international order.


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