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Analysis and Commentary

A Power Struggle In Berlin Masquerades As A War Between Good And Evil

by Josef Joffevia The Washington Post
Thursday, September 20, 2018

[Subscription Required] Germans are not renowned for their sense of humor, but this farce beats Monty Python. Imagine that President Trump had dismissed his FBI director by promoting him to undersecretary in the Justice Department, with a higher rank and salary.

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If There Were No Borders, We Would Create Them

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Lexington Herald-Leader
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A small, but fierce, nation known for taking territory from larger neighbors had its heyday in the 17th century, when a teenage boy became king and proved so brilliant in battle that he was later called the father of modern warfare. Because its aggression dates back hundreds of years, this now-peaceful country still inspires fear and distrust on the political left.

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So Much For Summer Reading

quoting Amy Zegartvia Stanford News
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Faculty affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) have apparently moved on from the usual summer reading of spy thrillers and detective mysteries. Instead, they offer some serious reading recommendations about subjects ranging from national security policies to the Vietnam War to post-Soviet Union reality.


Lanhee Chen: Democrats, Republicans Continue Back And Forth On Border Wall Funding

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia FOX
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses President Trump’s threat to shutdown the government if there is not a solution to border security and border wall funding.

Michael McFaul: When The President Takes Putin's Side Over Yours (8:07)

interview with Michael McFaulvia Slate
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about how he ended up in Putin's sights, Trump not confronting Putin, how the Kremlin abuses Interpol, and more.


Putin’s False Equivalency

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, July 19, 2018

We are in dangerous times. Amid the hysteria over the Russian summit, the Mueller collusion probe, nonstop unsupported allegations and rumors, the Strzok and Page testimonies, the ongoing congressional investigations into improper CIA and FBI behavior, and a completely unhinged media, there is a growing crisis of rising tensions between two superpowers that together possess a combined arsenal of 3,000 instantly deployable nuclear weapons and another 10,000 in storage.

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Ex-Russia Ambassador: President Trump's Approach To Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Monday, July 16, 2018

Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, on Monday slammed President Trump after he blamed the U.S. for poor relations with Russia ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Michael McFaul: Will It Be ‘Happy Talk’ — Or Will Trump And Putin Focus On Arms Control And Other Critical Issues?

interview with Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Friday, July 13, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the upcoming meeting between the US and Russian presidents.

Tunku Varadarajan: Can The World Cup Put Europe Back Together Again?

interview with Tunku Varadarajanvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Tunku Varadarajan examines whether the World Cup can put Europe back together again.


Why Trump’s Personalized Approach To Diplomacy Is Bad For America

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Late last year, President Trump said he wasn't especially worried about making senior appointments at the State Department. Why? "I’m the only one that matters, because when it comes to it, that's what the policy is going to be," he declared. "You’ve seen that, you’ve seen it strongly."


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