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Practical Lessons from US Foreign Policy: The Itinerant Years

by James Goodby, Kenneth Weisbrodevia Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

In foreign policy, the Trump administration has appeared to depart from long-standing norms of international behavior that have underwritten American primacy for decades in a more interdependent and prosperous world. In this book, a diplomat and a historian revisit that perception by examining and reproducing several of their own essays during the past twenty years.

Analysis and Commentary

Impeachment Re-Pete

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, November 18, 2019

They may not be watching the hearings in Re-Pete’s Saloon & Grill in Wisconsin. But they can smell something fishy cooking in the Washington grease. 

In the News

Putin Says U.S. Will Have To Shed 755 From Diplomatic Staff In Response To Sanctions

quoting Michael McFaulvia Valliant News
Monday, November 18, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that the U.S. diplomatic missions in Moscow and elsewhere in the country will have to reduce their staffs by 755 people, signaling a dramatic escalation in the Russian response to American sanctions over the Kremlin‘s intervention in the 2016 presidential elections.

Interviews

John Yoo: DOJ Watchdog Reportedly Won't Let Witnesses Give Written Feedback On Russia Report

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, November 15, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses a new report from the inspector general that says that witnesses are being invited to review 'top secret' draft sections of the Horowitz report, but any comments and corrections must be conveyed verbally.

Analysis and Commentary

Centrifugal Forces Tug At The World

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, November 15, 2019

Spain’s former leader, José María Aznar, reflects on secession movements at home and in Europe, and on the Trump era’s challenges to the postwar order.

In the News

What The Fall Of The Berlin Wall Meant For Eastern European Jews

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia St. Louis Jewish Light
Thursday, November 14, 2019

“Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism,” the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months later, on Nov. 9, the Berlin Wall would fall.

Interviews

Conversations With John Anderson: Featuring Niall Ferguson (Part III)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia John Anderson
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson shares his insights on the rivalry between China and the USA, Trump, Brexit, and more.

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Here’s How Russia Will Attack The 2020 Election. We’re Still Not Ready.

by Renee DiResta, Michael McFaul, Alex Stamosvia The Washington Post
Friday, November 15, 2019

In 1983, an anonymous letter from an author claiming to be an American scientist appeared in an Indian newspaper, asserting that the HIV virus raging across the world was a bioweapon released by the United States. Over the next several years, similar claims appeared in leftist and alternative newspapers around the world and ended up becoming widely believed among those predisposed to distrust the Reagan administration. As late as 2005, a study showed that 27 percent of African Americans still believed that HIV was created in a government lab.

Analysis and Commentary

Caliph Incognito: The Ridicule Of Abu Ibrahim Al-Hashimi

by Cole Bunzelvia Jihadica
Thursday, November 14, 2019

The last week of October 2019 was an eventful one in the history of the Islamic State. On October 25, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, its leader and caliph, blew himself up during a U.S. special forces raid on his compound in Idlib Province, Syria. The next day, official spokesman Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir, a potential successor to al-Baghdadi, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in nearby Aleppo Province. On October 31, the Islamic State confirmed the fatalities in an audio statement read by al-Muhajir’s replacement, Abu Hamza al-Qurashi, who went on to announce the appointment of a certain Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi as the new “commander of the believers and caliph of the Muslims.” The adjective Qurashi in their names denotes descent from the Prophet Muhammad’s tribe of Quraysh, one of the traditional qualifications of being caliph.

In the News

PN-G Hack Seen As Lesson For Other School Districts

quoting Herbert Linvia Beaumont Enterprise
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
As forensic experts worked on Wednesday to restore access to Port Neches-Groves ISD computer files following a crippling cyberattack a day earlier, Superintendent Mike Gonzales said the district may never know whose computer allowed the malware to intrude.

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