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Stalin And The Fate Of Europe’ Review: As The Curtain Came Down

featuring Norman M. Naimarkvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 7, 2019

Of the many events that took place in the final phase of World War II, the activities on the small Danish island of Bornholm are among the least remembered. On May 9, 1945, just as Germany was surrendering to the Allies, the Red Army occupied Bornholm.

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Sceptic Or Believer?

mentioning Bjorn Lomborgvia Ahram Online
Monday, October 7, 2019

Our subject is climate change. It is not one we are particularly fond of but the mainstream media is obsessed with it, inundating us with headlines and articles, so here we go again to examine the issue one more time.

Analysis and Commentary

A Shaman Unnerves Vladimir Putin

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Washington Times
Monday, October 7, 2019

Shades of Rasputin surround a mystical figure attempting to ply his trade in Moscow.


National Security Intelligence And American Threats With Guest Amy Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Stanford Radio
Monday, October 7, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Amy Zegart discusses national security, intelligence, and threats against the US including cyber-security, drone warfare, and political risks.

Analysis and Commentary

Time For A New Liberation?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Review of Books
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Prague, July 2019. I’m sitting with Ivan Havel in a cozy alcove of the Austro-Hungarian–themed Monarchie restaurant when Monika Pajerová arrives. A student leader in the Velvet Revolution and still bubbling with energy thirty years later, blond, bespectacled Monika takes a smartphone out of her handbag and scans the barcode on my bottle of mineral water. The phone buzzes and displays a green-ink caricature of Andrej Babiš, the agribusiness oligarch and former secret police informer who is now the Czech prime minister. Beneath his frowning face are the words “Bez Andreje” (loosely translatable as “does not contain Andrej”), indicating that this bottled water is not a product of any of his companies. “It’s all right,” says Monika, “you can drink it!”


China's Three-Body Problem

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, October 7, 2019

The 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China was not a birthday I felt like celebrating. As Dutch historian Frank Dikötter has shown in his searing three-volume history of the Mao era, the Communist regime claimed the lives of tens of millions of people: 2 million in the revolution between 1949 and 1951, another 3 million by the end of the 1950s, up to 45 million in the man-made famine known as the “Great Leap Forward,” and yet more in the mayhem of the Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong’s campaign against the intelligentsia, which escalated into a civil war.

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How The Jones Act Harms America

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 7, 2019

A century-old protectionist law that inflicts economic harm.

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Concerns Over Two Australian Academics Held In Iran

quoting Abbas Milanivia
Sunday, October 6, 2019

The weekend saw the release from an Australian prison of Iranian scientist Reza Dehbashi Kivi, after more than a year in jail, coinciding with Iran's release of two Australian travel bloggers after they were imprisoned for more than three months. Another Australian academic, Kylie Moore Gilbert remains in prison in Iran.


Elizabeth Economy: Xi Jinping At The Center Of "The Third Revolution" In China

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Boise State Public Radio
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses her new book, The Third Revolution. Economy provides an incisive look at the transformative changes underway in China today. 

Xi Jinping At The Center Of "The Third Revolution" In China

via Boise State Public Radio
Sunday, October 6, 2019

China is a nation in pursuit of a new role on the global stage. But what implications will those reversing trends have on the US and the rest of the world?


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