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Pacific Century: From Mao To Now: David Shambaugh On China‘s Leaders

interview with David Shambaugh, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, October 14, 2021

A discussion with China expert David Shambaugh on the history of China‘s paramount leaders.

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The Banking Sector In Lebanon And The Roots Of Corruption

interview with Alain Bifani, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Thursday, October 14, 2021

A discussion with Alain Bifani, former Director General of the Lebanese Ministry of Finance.

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Why Did Things Go Astray in Afghanistan?

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, October 11, 2021

A History Working Group seminar with Carter Malkasian.

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Pakistan: U.S. Serial Gullibility And The Epicenter Of Jihadist Terrorism

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Husain Haqqani discuss Pakistani foreign policy, jihadist terrorism, and the future of South Asia in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Husain Haqqani on Wednesday, October 6 at 9:15am PT.

Caravan Notebook Podcast
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Yemen, Al-Qaida, And The Jihadi Threat

interview with Elisabeth Kendall, Cole Bunzelvia The Caravan Notebook
Monday, October 4, 2021

A Discussion with Elisabeth Kendall.

Analysis and Commentary

A Hollow Victory In The “Good War”

by Jakub Grygielvia Law & Liberty
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The goals of the Western Allies in World War II were to defeat Hitler and prevent a hostile power from entrenching itself in Europe and Asia, threatening the freedom and survival of the West. From a narrow perspective, the unconditional surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945 fulfilled this objective: it was a victory for the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allies, and we celebrate V-E Day every May 8 and V-J Day on September 2. 

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Pacific Century: Japan's New Leader And New Role In The Pacific With Senator Bill Hagerty

interview with Bill Hagerty, Michael R. Auslinvia The Pacific Century
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Senator Bill Hagerty explains who Japan’s new leader is and why Japan remains critical to US strategy.

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GoodFellows: “Always Be An Autodidact”

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

In this week’s episode, we dove into our mailbag of viewers’ letters. The end result: Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane answering questions ranging from the future of US-Sino relations, sovereign debt, vaccine stockpiling, and bitcoin to advice for young students, the fellows’ favorite scholars, and movies related to their respective fields.

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The Lin Biao Incident And The People’s Liberation Army Of Purges

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A hallmark of communist military culture is the ruthless purge of the most senior commanders who are considered able but simultaneously threatening to the supreme leader. During the Great Purge of the 1930s, Stalin purged three of his five Red Army marshals, thirteen of his fifteen army commanders, and eight of his nine admirals.

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Dented, Not Damaged: The American Empire After Afghanistan

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Friday, September 24, 2021

When small, even middle-sized powers make grievous mistakes like fighting a losing war or ignoring deadly threats, they risk their place in the global hierarchy or, worse, their existence. Thus did France and Britain when they failed to fight Nazi Germany in the Thirties while still in position of strategic superiority. 

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The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.