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Analysis and Commentary

The Military-Intelligence Complex

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The generals and spy chiefs entering the political arena to slam Trump forget that voters chose him — and not them.

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The Pandemic In The Middle East: Unexpected Results And Pending Shifts

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

As bad as the cumulative impact of COVID-19 in terms of loss of life has been, it has been less devastating than initially predicted. At least such are the results to date, in mid-May 2020.

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Covid-19 And Middle Eastern Tyranny

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

In the democratic West, many expect there to be a post–Covid-19 reckoning. That politicians who did poorly in handling the pandemic will fall from office. There isn’t a clear understanding of what virological competence in a leader ought to look like (Angela Merkel appears, for now, to be the exemplar), but many executives in the more severely infected nations—for example, Donald Trump, Emanuel Macron, and Boris Johnson—aren’t role models and should be punished.


Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Monday, June 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Hill article "The NYT and the Cotton op-ed: Opinion or party line?"


Michael McFaul: Russia Sentences Former U.S. Marine To 16 Years On Spying Charges In ‘Secret Conviction’

interview with Michael McFaulvia Yahoo News
Monday, June 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the sentencing of ex U.S. marine Paul Whelan, saying that the American's conviction for espionage was based on 'shaky' evidence after a closed trial in Russian court.

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James Mattis: Leadership In Times Of Crisis

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Tri-City Herald
Monday, June 15, 2020

President John F. Kennedy once wrote, “When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” Today, our world and our nation face a time of crisis unparalleled in most of our lifetimes.


A Real Market In Medical Care? Singapore Shows The Way

by George P. Shultz, Vidar Jorgensenvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 15, 2020

Some American companies have embraced elements of it, such as price transparency and HSAs.


Outcry Over Troop Reductions In Germany Ignores Necessary Foreign Policy Debate

by Russell A. Bermanvia American Greatness
Sunday, June 14, 2020

President Trump’s plan to reduce the U.S. military footprint in Germany points to even more significant aspects of his foreign policy inclinations.


A History Of The 2025 Sino–American War In The South China Sea

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Monday, June 15, 2020

How an accidental war could break out, leading to even greater Chinese hegemony.

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Democracy Versus The Pandemic

by Larry Diamondvia Foreign Affairs
Saturday, June 13, 2020

In late March, Philippine strongman Rodrigo Duterte rammed a bill through his country’s parliament that granted him vastly expanded emergency powers, ostensibly to fight the novel coronavirus. The bill authorized Duterte to reallocate the national budget as he saw fit and to personally direct hospitals. “Do not challenge the government,” he bellowed in a menacing televised address. “You will lose.”


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