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Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: North Korean Summit A Significant Step On A Long Road

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall Review
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

President Trump’s historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un was a very significant step as the two leaders seek to bridge the wide chasm that has separated the two nations since the cessation of hostilities on the Korean Peninsula almost 65 years ago.

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A Distrustful Kim Should Look At Ukraine Not Libya

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ukraine, the holder of the third largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, agreed to give them up in signing the Budapest Memorandum of 1994. In return for de-nuclearizing, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Russia assured Ukraine’s territorial integrity. When Russia annexed Crimea contrary to international law and Russia backed an invasion of Eastern Ukraine, neither the United States nor the United Kingdom fulfilled its obligations under the Budapest Memorandum to protect Ukraine’s territorial integrity. In its hostile actions against Ukraine, Russia broke the foundation of postwar peace; namely, the sanctity of existing national boundaries.

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On Human Rights For North Korea

by Richard V. Allen, Lee Edwards, Robert Zapesochny quoting George P. Shultzvia The Washington Times
Monday, June 11, 2018

President Trump needs a “Plan B” to force Kim Jong-Un to give up his nuclear program. Much like negotiating with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, any direct talks with North Korea are not likely to succeed if American negotiators continue to ignore human rights and focus exclusively on arms control.

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Israel Can Ease Gaza Tensions, But So Must The U.N.

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, June 7, 2018

In mid-May, freelance journalist Ahmed Abu Artema, an organizer of "Gaza’s Great Return March," emphasized in a New York Times op-ed the peaceful intentions of a movement that has sparked violence since late-March and led to dozens of Palestinians killed and thousands injured by Israel in defense of its border.

Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: Nukes Are Not Forever, Europe Doesn't Work, And Growth Is The Best Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Defining Ideas article "Ten Paradoxes Of Our Age."

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Europe's Vanishing Calm

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Rhone River Valley in southern France is a storybook marriage of high technology, traditional vineyards and ancestral villages. High-speed trains and well-designed toll roads, crisscross majestic cathedrals, castles and chateaus.

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The Off And On Again Trump-Kim Summit

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Philstar.com
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Last week, Trump suddenly changed his mind again and announced that the US North Korea Summit meeting that had been cancelled was on again and scheduled on June 12 in Singapore. The meeting was originally cancelled because Trump did not like the combative rhetoric from the North Korean foreign ministry.

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Strengths Become Vulnerabilities: How A Digital World Disadvantages The United States In Its International Relations

by Jack Goldsmith, Stuart Russellvia Lawfare Blog
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

We have a new essay in the Hoover Aegis series called “Strengths Become Vulnerabilities: How a Digital World Disadvantages the United States in its International Relations.”  It seeks to explain why the United States is struggling to deal with the “soft” cyber operations that have been so prevalent in recent years: cyberespionage and cybertheft, often followed by strategic publication; information operations and propaganda; and relatively low-level cyber disruptions such as denial-of-service and ransomware attacks. 

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A Prime Opportunity To Get Inside Kim Jong Un’s Head

by Amy Zegartvia The Atlantic
Friday, June 1, 2018

Following news updates about President Trump's on-again, off-again nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can make it feel as if the White House is prepping for the opening night of a Vegas show: If only the curtain goes up, all will be fine.

The Atlantic Daily: Life Did Its Thing

by Amy Zegart
Thursday, May 31, 2018

U.S. and North Korean officials are meeting to discuss the agenda and logistics of the summit that President Trump abruptly canceled last week, suggesting that the meeting might be back on—and that Trump’s unorthodox maneuvers might have worked.

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