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Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: “The Slow Drift Back”

interview with Joseph Felter, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Monday, August 16, 2021

What went wrong in Afghanistan and the impact on US foreign policy.

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Kabul – Saigon 1975, Redux

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Monday, August 16, 2021

In the iconic movie Apocalypse Now, the protagonist, Captain Benjamin L. Willard (played by Martin Sheen), wakes up in a hotel nursing a massive hangover. “Saigon,” he grumbles. “Shit. Still in Saigon.” Forgive Americans for waking up today with a massive twenty-year hangover and muttering similar sentiments. Kabul has fallen, and the Taliban now rule Afghanistan.


50 Years After Going Off Gold, The Dollar Must Go For Crypto

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Saturday, August 14, 2021

After Richard Nixon scrapped Bretton Woods, the U.S. currency’s exorbitant privilege only grew — because the U.S. embraced innovation, not regulation.

Matters of Policy & Politics
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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Curb Your Enthusiasm

interview with Lee Ohanian, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Friday, August 13, 2021

How California Gov. Gavin Newsom might try to rouse the Democratic faithful.

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The Libertarian Podcast: Loan Forgiveness, Eviction Moratoriums, and Recall Unconstitutionality — Oh My

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, August 12, 2021

How far can President Biden go with student loan and eviction deferrals, and is California’s recall election a violation of democratic principles?

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Pacific Century: Tanner On Taiwan (And China)

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoo, Tanner Greervia The Pacific Century
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Tanner Greer shakes up the Pacific Century.

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Naval Competition In The Indian Ocean

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

The shipyards of the Indo-Pacific region have been busy of late. Built at the Cochin shipyard in Kochi, India, the carrier INS Vikrant has embarked on sea trials. After its work up to fully operational status, the Vikrant will join the INS Vikramaditya, commissioned in 2013.

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GoodFellows: Advance, Retreat, Resign

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

America’s military withdrawal from Afghanistan and the onset of the Delta variant raise questions as to the success of the war on terror and the war on COVID-19. Hoover Institution senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss what all has gone wrong of late on those respective battlefields, plus a few thoughts on the rise and fall of New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

Caravan Notebook Podcast
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Lebanon: Between Economic Crisis And Sectarian Conflict

interview with Paul Wood, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

A discussion with Paul Wood.

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Stalin’s Crimes And Russia’s Future

by Paul R. Gregoryvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Although Vladimir Putin seeks to rehabilitate Josef Stalin’s image to legitimize his agenda, we must not forget the terror that Stalin unleashed on Russia.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.