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Analysis and Commentary

Waiting For Godot With American Characteristics For The Modern Era

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, August 5, 2019

The Inspector General’s report on the origins of the Russian Collusion story (e.g., the FISA court warrants) was imminent last spring, definitely in June, for sure in July, well past due in August, now unquestionably due in September.


Trump’s Crazy Tariffs Have Outfoxed The Fed

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, August 5, 2019

There was a time, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, when central bankers were “the only game in town.” In a book with that title, published in January 2016, economist Mohamed El-Erian warned that, with their exotic crisis-fighting measures —zero interest rates, quantitative easing, forward guidance — the central bankers risked over-reaching.

In the News

Former US Secretary Of State To Speak At ADIPEC 2019

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Oil Review Middle East
Monday, August 5, 2019

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be a keynote speaker at Oil & Gas 4.0, the strategic conference that is part of ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi.


Niall Ferguson: Trump's China Stance 'Woke America Up' To Potential 'Cold War II'

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Fox News
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses President Trump's tough stance against China and the Sino-American trade imbalance that has alerted the American public to the second Cold War with China. Ferguson notes that China is both an economic and strategic threat.

In the News

What Asian Century?

featuring Michael R. Auslinvia Power Line
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Two years ago, our friend Michael Auslin published The End of the Asian Century. Michael argued that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Asia is not on its way to global domination and China is not on its way to displacing the U.S.


Lanhee Chen: Will Trump’s New Tariffs Push China To The Negotiating Table?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, August 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the US-China tariff war.

In the News

Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, And The Indirect Approach

mentioning Thomas H. Henriksenvia Readings
Friday, August 2, 2019
In exploring Counterinsurgency and the Indirect Approach, Dr. Thomas Henriksen assesses several cases where the United States has employed an Indirect Approach toward achieving strategic objectives, and he suggests where this concept has landed short of expectations.

Lanhee Chen: Pres. Trump Plans New Round Of Tariffs On Chinese Goods

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia KCBS Radio
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the recent tariffs that President Trump imposed on China.

In the News

Democracy Is Under Attack. But How To Protect It While Trump Is In The White House?

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Washington Post
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Two new books offer contrasting plans -- one global, another national -- to preserve freedom.

Analysis and Commentary

That Little Fishing Boat Might Just Be A Weapon Of War

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Deep-sea fishing charters are a staple of most American coastal marinas — from Miami to the San Francisco Bay. Boats loaded with fuel and fun rock their way out on gentle waves to open waters and ocean sunsets. Summer freedom at its finest.


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