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Analysis and Commentary

Like, Actually: Labour’s Social Media Lead Should Terrify The Tories

by Niall Ferguson, Nick Kumleben, Manny Rincon-Cruzvia The Spectator
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

[Subscription required] As Brits head to the polls for the fourth general election this decade—a frequency of voting matched only in the 1920s and 1970s—there is a tendency amongst some commentators to underestimate how radically the democratic process has changed in the space of a century. Between Bonar Law and Boris Johnson, however, the public sphere has been revolutionised. In the 1920s, newspapers still dominated. In the 1970s, it was television. 

In the News

General James Mattis Joins The Washington Post Live’s Securing Tomorrow For A Conversation With David Ignatius

mentioning General Jim Mattisvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

On Friday, December 13 The Washington Post Live will welcome General James Mattis (Ret.) for Securing Tomorrow with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius closely following the recent Washington Post report detailing never-before-seen confidential documents about the war in Afghanistan.

InterviewsEconomy

Elizabeth Economy: Podcast: Ian Shepherdson On The U.S.-China Trade War And China's Mounting Economic Challenges

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses China’s mounting economic challenges, progress on economic reform efforts, and the likely long-term economic and geopolitical effects of the US-China trade war.

Analysis and CommentaryNational Security

Warship Visits To Taiwan Will Show China That The U.S. Holds The Winning Hand

by CAPT Chris Sharmanvia The Washington Times
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Navy cruiser or destroyer symbolizes America's ideals and hard power.

Analysis and Commentary

Two Lessons From The Pensacola Murders

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

There are two lessons from the recent murders on the Pensacola base that are staring us in the face, one on gun control and one on an interventionist foreign policy.

In the News

Furey: China’s Notorious Document 9 Is A Must-Read For Canadians

quoting Elizabeth Economyvia Toronto Sun
Monday, December 9, 2019

It’s been a full year since China arbitrarily imprisoned Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in retaliation for the arrest of Meng Wanzhou. Since then Canadians have watched a series of events unfold, ranging from the pork ban to outlandish remarks from Chinese diplomats. Meanwhile, we’ve learned more about the one million Uyghur Muslims held against their will in camps in China’s western province.

Interviews

Elizabeth Economy: China's Power: Up For Debate

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Center for Strategic & International Studies
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by China’s rise in power as well as the core issues underpinning the nature of Chinese power.

Interviews

Jimmy Hoffa And The Surveillance State (Robert Wright & Jack Goldsmith)

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia The Wright Show
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses: the illegal surveillance of his stepfather Chuckie by the feds; J. Edgar Hoover and the origins of FBI surveillance; Robert F. Kennedy's war on Jimmy Hoffa; why prosecutorial discretion is one of the government's most dangerous powers; Goldsmith's challenge to Bush's post-9/11 surveillance program; and much more.

IntroductionAnalysis and CommentaryNational Security

If We Leave

by Charles Hillvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Islamic political philosopher Alfarabi (872-950), one of the notable transmitters of ancient Greek classical texts from the Eastern Mediterranean through the Maghreb to Spain’s al-Andalus and on into Western Europe, produced in his major work the idea of “The Virtuous City,” an ideal form of governance I occasionally heard mentioned by my Arab colleagues when I served at the United Nations in the 1990’s. 

In the News

American Student Xiyue Wang Freed In U.S.-Iran Prisoner Swap

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia OPB
Monday, December 9, 2019

Iran freed an American held prisoner for the past three years, the White House said Saturday, while Iran said the U.S. was freeing an Iranian scientist held in America in return.

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