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Michael Auslin On Spying And National Security

by Michael R. Auslinvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Countries spy on each other in order to better understand the challenges that exist between them. While the US and China know that they spy on each other, China has infiltrated the US in ways that even the Soviet Union was unable to achieve. In order to manage that challenge, it is critical to first understand the scope of their infiltration.


China Exerting ‘Sharp Power’ Influence On American Institutions

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Larry Diamond discusses how China is penetrating American institutions in ways that are coercive and corrupt, while the United States has not fully grasped the gravity of the situation.

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Decision On Excess Reserves Should Rest With RBI Alone: Kaushik Basu

mentioning Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The issue of parting with a portion of RBI reserves, which as of June stood at Rs 9.43 trillion, to the government has been a contentious issue between the government and the central bank for a long time.

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Human Extinction: Hot Again

quoting Frank Diköttervia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

[Subscription Required] Before condemning any more Donald Trump tweets, take a look at what his critics in Beijing and Manhattan are publishing. The message from both locales is highly disturbing. Still, there’s reason to hope the President can successfully negotiate with China’s communist dictatorship, even if he’ll never win over the editors of the New York Times.

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America’s Challenging Military Disengagement

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Asia Times
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

As the US Senate has invoked the War Powers Act – a 1973 law by which Congress sought an end to the war in Vietnam – as a way to disengage the US militarily from Yemen, it is relevant in this context to examine whether the executive has stepped into the sphere of the legislature.

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German Cybersecurity Chief: Anyone Have Any Evidence Of Huawei Naughtiness?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Register
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Germany's top cybersecurity official has said he hasn't seen any evidence for the espionage allegations against Huawei.


Macron Must Convince The French To Take Their Economic Medicine

by Lee Ohanianvia The Hill
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious goal of creating a vibrant and competitive French economy through major economic reforms came crashing down last week when riots over issues ranging from fuel taxes to inequality forced him to backpedal on some of his key reform ideas.

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A President and a Gentleman

interview with Haley Barbour, C. Boyden Grayvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Haley Barbour and C. Boyden Gray reminisce about the life and legacy of George H. W. Bush's presidency and how future generations will remember him.  

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Our Political Theologies

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

It has been seventeen years since the September 11 attacks, a defining moment not only for America but for our allies as well, and the response of one of them can help understand some of the underlying cultural aspects of contemporary political debate.  When the news reports spread through Paris, the initial reaction of profound shock quickly gave way to vigorous expressions of solidarity with the United States. “We are now all Americans” Le Monde declared famously. France, itself so often scarred by terrorism from the Middle East since the Algerian War, felt threatened as well, as painful national memories reemerged. 

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The Middle Eastern Christian Dilemma

by Samuel Tadrosvia The Caravan
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Writing in his famous book, What Went Wrong, the Middle East’s eminent historian, Bernard Lewis remarked that “according to Islamic law and tradition, there were three groups of people who did not benefit from the general Muslim principle of legal and religious equality – unbelievers, slaves, and women …. the rise of Western power and the spread of Western influence brought important changes to all three groups.” But while the drive for the emancipation of the three groups elicited fierce opposition, the reason was hardly the same. 


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