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The Libertarian: North Korea And Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 15, 2018

Was the summit with Kim Jong-un a diplomatic breakthrough or a fool’s errand?

In the News

The Early Chapters

mentioning Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, June 15, 2018

The early books detailing investigations of the Trump campaign and Russia's interference in the 2016 election tend to have lame, repetitive endings.

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Area 45: The 2018 Summit Featuring President Trump And Kim Jong-Un

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Area 45
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The summit in Singapore was, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, not the end of isolation. But it is, perhaps, the beginning of a new relationship with North Korea, the US, and the world.

Know Neither Your Enemy Nor Yourself—The Lessons of Vietnam

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Monday, June 11, 2018

The sage, albeit overly quoted, wisdom of the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu still applies in modern warfare: “Know your enemy and know yourself, find naught in fear for 100 battles. Know yourself but not your enemy, find level of loss and victory. Know thy enemy but not yourself, wallow in defeat every time.”

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Why Does Joseph Stalin Matter?

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Part 1: How Stalin transformed the USSR in profound and enduring ways.

In the News

Menter: Five Bloody Beaches

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Aspen Daily News
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Can you name them, the five beaches of the D-Day invasion? Their code names were Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. 

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Area 45: The US Navy - Ready For Anything

interview with CDR Michael Nordeenvia Area 45
Monday, June 4, 2018

CDR Michael Nordeen discusses training warriors for combat and the automation and human skills needed to pilot an F-18 jet.

Victor David Hanson
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Victor Davis Hanson Wins Edmund Burke Award

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Stanford News
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Victor Davis Hanson has won the 2018 Edmund Burke Award, which honors people who have made major contributions to the defense of Western civilization.

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Military Pageantry At The Royal Wedding

by Andrew Robertsvia Military History in the News
Monday, May 21, 2018

Although Prince Harry’s marriage last week to Ms. Meghan Markle was not a military occasion, the groom and best man wore uniform and more than 250 servicemen from units with storied military histories took part, so I think it’s acceptable to report on it for Military History in the News.

In the News

Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History Of Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 27 years ago, Russia has been both a central figure in our foreign relations and a surprise actor in our domestic politics. Given the unprecedented attention paid to our Cold War foe, how did we get here?

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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.