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In Tehran, Economic Protests Flare As Iran's Currency Plunges

quoting Abbas Milanivia WNCW
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Iran's capital has been racked by protests this week over a plunge in the value of the country's currency, the rial. Crowds at one point shut down Tehran's sprawling Grand Bazaar, an economic center and a place where the 1979 revolution gained footing.

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Joseph Stalin: Waiting For Hitler

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 25, 2018


Part 2: How Joseph Stalin engineered the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with Hitler and his struggle with disinformation leading up to the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. 


The Greatest Miscalculation Of Angela Merkel’s Career

by Josef Joffevia The Washington Post
Thursday, June 21, 2018

She used to be the queen, nay, empress of Europe, but now Angela Merkel, 63, is "a chancellor on the way out," as the German magazine Der Spiegel just put it.


Victor Davis Hanson On The Fate Of The West, Trump, And The Resistance

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Encounter Books
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the decline of the American academy, threats to Western civilization from within and without, 'The Resistance' and its assault on the Trump presidency, and much more.


Italy’s Quadruple Threat To Europe

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Italy's new Five Star Movement/League government has been assuring financial markets that its intentions with respect to the euro and EU fiscal rules are pure. But soothing words will not change the fact that Italy is beset by political and economic crises that could plunge it – and Europe – into the abyss.


Michael McFaul, 'There Are Two Policies Towards Russia In The Trump Administration'

interview with Michael McFaulvia France 24
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the divisions within the Trump administration on Russia policy. He also warned of the risks of organizing a summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, arguing that the US president shouldn't rush to meet with autocrats without clearly outlining US interests and demands. Finally, he discussed today's parallels - or lack them - with the Cold War.


Michael Auslin On The Singapore Summit (1:20:30)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the Singapore summit as well as what needs to happen to denuclearize North Korea.

In the News

Russian Elegies: Candide Goes To Moscow

featuring Michael McFaulvia War on the Rocks
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Candide, the hero of Voltaire’s 1759 satire, was educated in Baron Thunder-ten-Tronckh’s castle in Westphalia. There, Dr. Pangloss taught him to believe that ours is the “best of all possible worlds.” 


Analyst Hits Back At Trump Calling Kim Jong-Un 'Funny, Smart, Talented' With Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia CNBC
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul insists there's no reason for Trump to talk about Kim Jong-un "like your new best friend" after their summit on Tuesday.  

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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