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U.S. Trade Deal With China Will Not Give Trump Leverage In North Korea Talks, Says Niall Ferguson

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses global markets following news that US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said a US–China trade agreement is not close to being finalized.


Trump’s Pyongyang Pivot

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

[Subscription Required] As President Trump meets Kim Jong Un in Hanoi for a second summit in as many years, he is leading a revolution in U.S. policy toward North Korea. While hanging on to the diplomatic fig leaf of Pyongyang’s permanent, irreversible denuclearization, Mr. Trump appears to have come to terms with North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Instead of denuclearization, the White House is pursuing the de facto normalization of relations so as to reduce the potential of a military conflict. The president is betting that his new strategy will make America safer. It also runs the risk of undermining the U.S. position in Asia.

In the News

Hindu Nationalism Taps Into People's Longing For Tradition: Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Business Standard (India)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tracing the rise of populist nationalism worldwide to the diminution of the community at a time of heightened economic worries, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says that liberal "open-acess" values are under threat in India from the Hindu nationalist movement which taps into people's desire to anchor themselves to tradition in a context of rapid change.


Raghuram Rajan Hopes For 'De-escalation' Of India-Pakistan Tension

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses the escalation of violence in Kashmir, India's upcoming election, and the need to grow the nation's economy.


The Establishment Goes Trump On China

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Read recent essays on China. Visit think-tank public symposia. Hear out military analysts. Talk with academics and media pundits. Listen to Silicon Valley grandees. Watch Senate speeches and politicians interview on television.


Hoover Panel Talks Military Tech Innovation In U.S. And China

featuring Hoover Institution, Admiral Gary Roughead, George P. Shultzvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Hoover Institution's “Governance in an Emerging New World” series, organized by former secretary of state George Shultz, has traversed different regions of the world to address the challenges of rapid development. Monday’s event, the seventh in the series, specifically focused on the state of military technological innovation in the United States and China, and addressed its implications for a changing strategic dynamic in the global sphere.

In the News

Good News: China Is Nervous

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia Powerline
Monday, February 25, 2019

The New York Times reports that China’s leader, Xi Jinping, abruptly summoned hundreds of officials to Beijing recently. He did so, says the Times, in order to convey a sense of “anxious urgency.” The Communist Party, Xi told the officials, faces major risks on all fronts and must batten down the hatches.

In the News

Cleaning Up Indore - An Excerpt From Raghuram Rajan's New Book

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia NDTV
Monday, February 25, 2019

At the same time, we do know that enhanced trade and technological change transmitted through markets have led to the loss of middle-income jobs and weakened the economic basis for the community in many parts of the developed world. It may be this, coupled with the flight of those who can leave, that is more responsible for the social disintegration of the community.

Analysis and Commentary

Will The US Capitulate To China?

by Martin Feldsteinvia Project Syndicate
Monday, February 25, 2019

The most important problem that a bilateral deal between the United States and China needs to resolve is Chinese theft of US firms’ technology. Unless the Chinese agree to stop stealing technology, and the two sides devise a way to enforce that agreement, the US will not have achieved anything useful from Trump's tariffs.


Markos Kounalakis On CBS News

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS News
Monday, February 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses the state of Venezuela.


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