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Does International Law Promote Peace Or War?

by Angelo M. Codevillavia Military History in the News
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

On October 24, 1648, the Holy Roman Empire, Sweden, Spain, France, several German princi-palities, etc. signed what became known as the Treaty of Westphalia, or the Peace of Westphalia, ending thirty years of war among European sovereigns, ostensibly about whether the Roman Catholic Church or the several reformed churches should be practiced or forbidden, but actually about the prerogatives of political sovereignty. Though the sovereigns continued to disagree about church matters, they agreed completely that their rule would be absolute in the places they controlled.

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Security And Defense Cooperation In The Indo-Pacific | 2020 Conference On Taiwan In The Indo-Pacific Region | Panel 1

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, October 19, 2020

Security and Defense Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.

From Flanders Fields

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
The red poppies of November are not just remembrances of things past. They suggest losses yet to come.

A Game of Finesse

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
“Cut and run” or “stay the course” in the Middle East? This is a false choice. We should think instead in terms of a continuum of ways to use both soft power and hard.

Dangers of Disengagement

by H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 19, 2020
Should we roll back US foreign commitments? When? By how much? These are serious questions, and simplistic thinking doesn’t help.
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Pacific Century: An American Statesman Discusses China

interview with Michael R. Auslin, George P. Shultz, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Friday, October 16, 2020

George Shultz on how to understand China’s future.

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Yesterday's China: Intellectual Property, Government Secrecy, and the British Origins of the Pax Americana

interview with Katherine C. Epsteinvia Hoover Podcasts
Friday, October 16, 2020

Katherine C. Epstein discusses yesterday's China: Intellectual Property, Government Secrecy, and the British Origins of the Pax Americana.

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GoodFellows: Slightly Hawkish?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Monday, October 12, 2020

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With polls suggesting a Biden victory in November, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane assess the impact of a change in power on US foreign policy. Their conclusion: not necessarily the same course as the previous Democratic administration—a new president perhaps more willing to use force.

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The Rise Of Digital Authoritarianism Conference: China, AI And Human Rights | Day 4

via Hoover Daily Report
Friday, October 9, 2020

The 4th day of The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference featured a keynote address by Audrey Tang, Digital Minister, Taiwan and a panel discussion on "How Democracies Should Respond to China's Emergence as an AI Superpower." And a Closing Keynote & Conversation with Fei-Fei Li | Co-Director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) on Strengthening Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

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The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism Conference: China, AI and Human Rights | Day 4

via Hoover Podcasts
Friday, October 9, 2020

The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference takes place on September 29, October 1, October 6, and October 9, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT.

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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.