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While The U.S. Snoozes, Putin And Xi Are Having A Bromance And Flexing Their Global Muscle | Opinion

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, September 26, 2019

America is looking inward, resembling a sullen, sometimes confused navel-gazing couch-potato. It’s tired of going outside and bored with the world.

Interviews

US And China In The Early Stages Of A Second Cold War, Academic Says

interview with Niall Fergusonvia CNBC International TV
Friday, September 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses world politics, Hong Kong, and the US-China trade war.

In the News

US-China Trade Dispute Is ‘Already In The Early Stages’ Of A Second Cold War, Niall Ferguson Says

quoting Niall Fergusonvia CNBC
Friday, September 6, 2019
The world’s two largest economies are “already in the early stages” of a second Cold War, according to Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
Analysis and Commentary

Hong Kong Protesters Teach China A Thing Or Two, But They Need Their Own History Lessons, Too

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Pencils sharpened. Check. Lunches packed. Check. Yellow helmets and gas masks. Check.

Don’t Be Fooled By Kim’s Boyish Grin

by Markos Kounalakis
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Dog legs were first mistaken by the youthful American delegation to be a unique delicacy on the North Korean dinner menu. Pyongyang’s foreign minister, bemused, clarified for the 48 red-capped youths representing every state but New York and California that they were a recurring feature of the new Trump Wonsan Golf Paradise.

In the News

Jimmy Carter’s 1977 Law Gives Trump Sweeping Powers To Block China Trade

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Legal scholars and trade policy experts say that President Trump is right to claim broad powers to prohibit companies from trading with foreign countries thanks to a 1977 law that has previously not garnered much attention outside the context of national security.
In the News

Mao's Great Famine

featuring Frank Diköttervia New Books Network
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
In the years he ruled the People’s Republic of China, Mao Zedong presided over the greatest mass murder in human history, both in his elimination of millions of perceived political enemies and also in the starving of tens of millions in callously engineered mass famine.
In the News

Can Trump Force U.S. Companies Out Of China?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia WCBI
Monday, August 26, 2019

President Donald Trump startled investors last week when he took to Twitter and “hereby ordered” U.S. companies to stop doing business in China as the countries continue to clash over trade. So is he within his rights?

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Area 45: Ed Lazear Assesses The Trump Economy

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Area 45
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

What might happen with tariffs, trade, currency manipulation, interest rates, employment, immigration, and the economy over the next year.

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Pacific Century: Richard McGregor, The Party, And Pushback Against Xi Jinping? Also, South Korea And Japan Trade War Heats Up

interview with Richard McGregor, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Monday, August 12, 2019

Author Richard McGregor discusses what keeps Xi Jinping on top, but is Xi facing a fall?

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