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Jim Mattis On Call Sign Chaos: Learning To Lead

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Call Sign Chaos is Jim Mattis’s memoir of his lifelong journey from marine recruit to four-star general and secretary of defense. It’s also the story of his quest to learn from every experience and pass on those lessons, so that future generations can plan better, lead better, and do and be better, thus creating a safer and more successful United States and world.

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Ilhan Omar Lets Rip Another Outburst Of Anti-Semitism

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Clarion Project
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar let rip another outburst of anti-Semitism this weekend at a conference in Philadelphia where she was speaking. Congresswomen Ilhan Omar let rip another outburst of anti-Semitism this weekend at a conference in Philadelphia where she was speaking. Commenting at the Netroots Conference on “the situation in Palestine,” Omar declared, “What we are doing now is having hypocrisy in not celebrating non-violent movements there and condemning it [sic].”

Analysis and Commentary

As The British Envoy Just Learned, Loose Lips Sink Diplomats

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, July 11, 2019

If the truth can set you free, then the British ambassador to Washington is now free as a bird. Unfortunately for him, he will no longer be soaring over America’s capital or hovering anywhere near the White House. In fact, the president made sure this British goose got cooked.

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New European Parliament Set Priorities; Green Agenda There

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia United News of India
Thursday, July 4, 2019
As newly-elected MEPs made their way to Strasbourg this week, they have been confronted with the reality of a more fragmented European Parliament.
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Budget 2019 Needs To Have A Holistic View On Where Education In India Needs To Go

by Chirantan Chatterjee, Eric Hanushekvia The Indian Express
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

With the new Indian government shortly coming up with its first full federal budget and with education sector outlays being actively discussed, it is time to take a broader, holistic view of where Indian education needs to go. Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first non-European and Indian to win the Nobel Prize in literature in 1913, once noted, “Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time”. 

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Dangerous Logic At The Border: Religion And The Travel Ban

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Religion and Politics
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A week after taking office in January 2017, Donald Trump issued Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” suspending entry to the U.S. for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The federal courts deemed this order and a second iteration that followed unconstitutional. 

Analysis and Commentary

In A World Of Populist Tyrants, This Still Was A Good Week For Democracy

by Markos Kounalakis quoting Larry Diamondvia Miami Herald
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Democracy goes through ups and downs, even experiencing recessions like the stock market.

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Timothy Garton Ash: Europe Without Borders

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia HKU e-learning
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash talks about the dilemmas confronting the European Union, as well as Europe without borders.

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Trump Blames Mexico For A Problem With No Borders

quoting George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Friday, June 7, 2019

The United States and Mexico are squaring off in a tense showdown entirely of President Trump’s making. Following a tweeted announcement from the president, the Trump administration is readying a 5 percent tariff on $350 billion worth of Mexican goods imported into the United States. Trump threatened the punitive measure as a result of Mexico’s supposed inability to thwart flows of migrants making their way north. U.S. and Mexican officials met in Washington this week to hash out a deal that would dispel the possibility of a new trade war. At the time of writing, there was cautious optimism that the impasse could be breached.

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Timothy Garton Ash: Russia Wants To Disintegrate The EU

with Timothy Garton Ashvia The Slovak Spectator
Thursday, June 6, 2019

“Russia as we know it today is determined to disintegrate the European Union,” said Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European Studies at Oxford University on the first day of the GLOBSEC 2019 conference held in Bratislava between June 6-8. The reason for this is the trauma resulting from the break up of the Soviet Union during the years 1989-1991.

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