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The ‘China, Inc.+’ Challenge to Cyberspace Norms

by Robert D. Williamsvia Aegis Paper Series
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This paper explores two aspects of China’s governance model that pose distinctive challenges to the construction of international cyberspace norms: the embedded and intertwined nature of the Communist Party-state in China’s economy and the expansive conception of national security reflected in Chinese laws and policies. Viewed in conjunction with Chinese cyberspace strategy and activity, these characteristics of “China, Inc. +” raise vexing questions with considerable implications for US-China relations.

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Immigration Debates Need More Numbers, Fewer Emotions

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Cape Cod Times
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Immigration debates run long on sentimentality and buzzwords, but short on realism. Policymakers navigate competing claims of constituents, regions and partisan interests. Yet assimilation — acculturating and integrating newcomers — has been the goal of immigration worldwide throughout history. Economic opportunities have been crucial. Uncrowded, prosperous countries have attracted the most immigrants.

Analysis and Commentary

Cash And Carry, Or Who Wants Which Countries’ Paper Money To Conduct Criminal Activity, Launder Money, And Evade Taxes?

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

An increasing number of monetary authorities and economists around the world are recommending that high denomination banknotes be removed from circulation on the grounds that they underwrite criminal behavior, money laundering, and tax evasion.

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California’s War With Trump

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Since US President Donald Trump took office, governments in states like California have sought ways to negate his policies on taxation, immigration, energy, and more. How this standoff will end is anyone's guess; but where it will end is clear: in the courts.

Rethinking Watergate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FISA-gate is as scandalous as Nixon’s break-in. Why won’t the press say so? 

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Before The Flood: Environment And Security In The Spotlight

mentioning Alice Hillvia United Nations Environment Programme
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

For the first time, the role of the environment in promoting security was addressed at one of the world’s most important international policy forums. The Munich Security Conference has brought together some of the world’s most prominent government and security officials since its founding in 1963. Ways of tackling inter-state conflicts, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction are among the topics that have traditionally dominated the meeting’s agenda.

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Visiting Fellow Stephan Kieninger Conducts Research For His Forthcoming Book

featuring George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia Public Now
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

During spring 2018, Visiting Fellow Stephan Kieninger used Scholar Support from the Hoover Institution to conduct research for his forthcoming book 'The Diplomacy of Détente. Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz' which examines the relevance of Western trade with the former Soviet Union as a means to facilitate mutual trust and the emergence of new habits of transparency regardless of recurring military crises.

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US Public Pension Funds Break Cardinal Rule Of Investing

quoting Joshua D. Rauhvia Chief Investment Officer
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Research shows that institutional investors rely on past performance to gauge future returns.

Devin Nunes's Fake Oversight

by Amy Zegart
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The House Intelligence Committee chairman’s actions are toxic to the democratic process and dangerous to American national security.

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