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Deterrence By Denial: The Taiwanese Example

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

H. R. McMaster uses the Taiwanese example to explain why deterrence by denial is important to preserving peace.

Analysis and Commentary

The China Challenge: Beijing Is Pursuing The Wrong Strategy In Its Bid To Win Allies

by Zachary Shorevia Discourse Magazine
Monday, October 11, 2021

Trying to bully countries into submission is turning them into adversaries

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Why Did Things Go Astray in Afghanistan?

via Hoover Podcasts
Monday, October 11, 2021

A History Working Group seminar with Carter Malkasian.

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Pakistan: U.S. Serial Gullibility And The Epicenter Of Jihadist Terrorism

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Husain Haqqani discuss Pakistani foreign policy, jihadist terrorism, and the future of South Asia in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ambassador Husain Haqqani on Wednesday, October 6 at 9:15am PT.


China's Risky Business Crackdown

by Raghuram Rajanvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Like the earlier campaign against corruption, Chinese President Xi Jinping's effort to control China's private sector is agreeable in its stated intentions, but questionable in its implementation. Quite possibly, the campaign for "common prosperity" will undermine the economic sectors that China needs to reorient its growth model.


Fostering The Emerging Consensus About The China Challenge

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, September 26, 2021

Although laden with former Obama administration officials—starting with President Biden himself, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan—the Biden administration foreign policy team has embraced a decidedly harder line than the previous Democratic White House on the nation’s top foreign policy challenge. They could lead more effectively by expanding their circle of partners at home.


Evergrande's Fall Shows How Xi Has Created A China Crisis

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Saturday, September 25, 2021

The developer’s collapse isn’t leading to global contagion, but China’s looming economic disaster might.

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A Lost War: A Conversation with Victor Davis Hanson and H. R. McMaster on Afghanistan’s Past, Present, and Future

interview with H. R. McMaster, Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 20, 2021


In this frank, no-holds-barred conversation, General H. R. McMaster and Victor Davis Hanson discuss the United States’ mission in Afghanistan: how it began, how it was conducted, and its ignominious end. 

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Reflecting On September 11th: 20 Years Later

via Hoover Podcasts
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Hoover Institution hosts Reflecting on September 11th: 20 Years Later on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Watch a discussion with special guests Condoleezza Rice, General Jim Mattis, John B. Taylor and Karen Hughes as they recount their personal experiences, each from a different vantage point, on where they were during the deadliest terror attack on American soil in history.

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GoodFellows: Safer But Not Yet Safe

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Condoleezza Ricevia Fellow Talks
Friday, September 10, 2021

The approaching twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the American homeland is a time to remember the fallen and reflect on lessons learned from that terrible day, including America’s readiness for a similar event. Condoleezza Rice, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and President George W. Bush’s national security advisor at the time of the attacks, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson and John Cochrane to relive the White House’s response that day and shares her concerns about US national security moving forward.