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Analysis and Commentary

Let’s Talk About Nuclear Security — Informally

by James Goodby, Kenneth Weisbrode quoting George P. Shultzvia San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, January 20, 2019

With the high-profile conclusion of Robert Mueller’s investigation, a U.S. threat to withdraw from a nuclear missile treaty, a worsening political situation in Ukraine, an ongoing conflict in Syria, not to mention recent reports that the FBI began a counterintelligence investigation of President Trump, the citizens of Russia and the United States should worry that their countries are soon reaching a point of no return.

Analysis and Commentary

A Hinge In History?

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, January 18, 2019

We live in perilous times. A domestic constitutional crisis that looks ever-more likely would unfold in a global context of profound turbulence and instability.

Analysis and Commentary

An NBA Player Goes One-On-One With The Petulant President Erdogan

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, January 18, 2019

Shoot a 3-pointer, go to jail. If Turkey’s spoiled-sport president gets his way, he will soon be locking up Enes Kanter, a Turkish-American star center for the New York Knicks.


GLASNOST! Nine Ways Facebook Can Make Itself A Better Forum For Free Speech And Democracy

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Reuters Institute
Friday, January 18, 2019

A platform with more than 2.2 billion users, Facebook has found itself at the epicentre of many of the ongoing conversations about digital media, technology policy, and democracy. Following multiple controversies in the past two years, Facebook is seeking to implement much needed processes for self-regulation and governance to help regain the trust of the public, politicians, and regulatory authorities.

In the News

The End Of Postwar Germany

mentioning Josef Joffevia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 18, 2019
Across the West, policymakers are grappling with the implications of a rapidly changing world order and the deep uncertainties accompanying it. As four new books by leading German thinkers show, nowhere is the need for clarity and an honest self-reckoning more acute than in the land of Kant and Bismarck.

The U.S. Army In The Iraq War – Volume 1: Invasion – Insurgency – Civil War, 2003-2006

by Colonel Joel Rayburn
Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Iraq War has been the costliest U.S. conflict since the Vietnam War. To date, few official studies have been conducted to review what happened, why it happened, and what lessons should be drawn.


Andrew Grotto: Could The T's New Rail Cars Spy On Us?

interview with Andrew Grottovia WBUR
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Andrew Grotto discusses whether subway cars, made by the Chinese government, are spying on us.
In the News

EU-NATO Relations: Beyond Dependency?

quoting Jim Hoaglandvia The Eurasia Review
Thursday, January 17, 2019

For decades, it has been common wisdom that the growing asymmetry in military power between the United States and its NATO Allies constitutes a serious problem in the transatlantic security relationship. After all, allies who can no longer cooperate militarily risk deviating politically as well.

In the News

Trump Wants Out Of NATO: A Gift To Russia, Or A Gift To Germany?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Russian Times
Thursday, January 17, 2019
A report has emerged which claims the US president has been incessantly attempting to pull the US out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Western media has portrayed this idea as a gift to Russia, and not much else.
In the News

Shah Of Iran Modernized His Nation But Vacillated In Crisis

quoting Abbas Milanivia The News Tribune
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in from Paris to celebrate 2,500 years of Persian monarchy in the ruins of Persepolis.


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