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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.” 

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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.

Analysis and Commentary

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.

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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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