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A New Afghanistan with H.R. McMaster and Janan Mosazai

interview with H. R. McMaster, Janan Mosazaivia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, November 14, 2018


H.R. McMaster and Janan Mosazai discuss the current state of Afghanistan, it’s position in the Middle East and Asia, and the path forward for the country. 

In the News

Saudi Arabia’s Crisis Is Economic And Demographic

mentioning Samuel Tadros, Hoover Institutionvia AEI
Thursday, November 8, 2018
There is an assumption in Washington that Saudi Arabia is in a state of crisis. The US-Saudi bilateral relationship is shaken, but the outrage over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi has also seeped into Saudi domestic politics, not in an upheaval in the leadership or direct threat to the crown prince, but in an increasing awareness on the part of the king that citizens need reassurance.

Under Trump’s “Sovereignty Doctrine,” Foreign Tyrants Have Nothing To Worry About

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi’s horrific murder was a message to journalists, dissidents and regime critics everywhere. You are never safe. Anywhere, anytime.

Analysis and Commentary

Foreign Policy As Moral Preening

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, October 26, 2018
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi regime insider and columnist, in Istanbul continues to dominate the news cycle as the president and Congress consider their response. Despite the dog-bites-man nature of the story–– autocrats and tyrants across the globe regularly eliminate political enemies without such intense outrage from the West–– our media and politicians have conducted an orgy of moral preening, thunderous denunciations, and various proposed punishments of Saudi heir to the throne Mohammed bin Salman.
In the News

No Visa Necessary To Hear Music Of 'Banned Countries' With Kronos Quartet

quoting Abbas Milanivia KQED
Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Kronos Quartet has a long history of performing music with a political edge. Music for Change: The Banned Countries, coming up Saturday at Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall, is no exception. After the Trump administration issued executive orders limiting travel from majority-Muslim countries last year, the director of Stanford’s Iranian Studies program, Abbas Milani, was upset. "It's shameful on a human basis. But it's also destructive to the fabric of culture in this country. And, I would submit, to the long-term strategic interest of this country," Milani says.

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In the News

Jamal Khashoggi Participated In Stanford Panel To Advocate Political Reform In The Arab World

quoting Larry Diamondvia ABC 7 News
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

According to Stanford University, Jamal Khashoggi participated in a September 2017 panel, co-hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The Washington Post writer also spoke at a seminar titled "Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?" in November 2017.


License To Kill

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, October 19, 2018

With the astonishingly rapid accumulation of photographic and documentary evidence, leaked intelligence intercepts, and first-rate journalistic reporting, it is increasingly clear that the Saudi state brutally murdered journalist and critic Jamal Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul on October 2.


Edward Lazear: U.S.-Saudi Arabia Tension's Potential Impact On Oil Prices

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Fox Business
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the market reaction to US tensions with Saudi Arabia and the Trump administration's trade strategy with China.


U.S.-Saudi Arabian Relations

by Hoover Institutionvia C-SPAN
Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Hoover Institution held a discussion on the future of U.S.-Saudi relations as the investigation into the disappearance of Washington Post columnist and Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi continues.

Analysis and Commentary

Iran And United States Play A High-Stakes Game Of Chicken

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Iran and America entered a new and intense phase of word-slinging and trash-talking this week. Wars of words can sometimes lead to shooting wars or they can raise the stakes so high that negotiations become necessary to skirt conflict. Which will it be with Iran? Future talks or terror?