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The Legacy Of George P. Shultz

mentioning George P. Shultzvia Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

On February 6, 2021, George P. Shultz, one of this country’s most distinguished public servants, passed away at age 100. Shultz had served in three U.S. administrations as secretary of labor, director of the Office of Management and Budget, secretary of the Treasury, and secretary of state. After the 1986 Reykjavik Summit, he led negotiations with the Soviet Union that led in December 1987 to the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.


Freedom, Conservatism, And The Common Good

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, December 6, 2021

Because of their national spirit, Edmund Burke cautioned Parliament in his 1775 “Speech on Conciliation,” the Americans’ opposition to taxation without representation required “an unusual degree of care and calmness.” The growth of the population and the colonies’ outsized commercial contribution to the British empire by themselves counseled every reasonable effort to compromise.


Misremembering Pearl Harbor

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, December 5, 2021

The tactically brilliant but strategically crazy attack on Pearl Harbor unleashed incalculable furor against a once sophisticated Japanese empire, which foolishly attacked the United States at peace.


Omicron Sounds The Death Knell For Globalization 2.0

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, December 5, 2021

On top of an intensifying cold war between the U.S. and China and other seismic changes, the rapid spread of Covid-19’s newest variant could finish off our most recent phase of global integration.

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The Historian’s Approach To Understanding Terrorism

featuring H. R. McMastervia Lawfare
Sunday, December 5, 2021

H.R. McMaster’s 2020 book, “Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World,” argues very powerfully for the centrality of historical understanding for addressing the world’s greatest challenges.


Niall Ferguson On The Gods Of History (Part 1)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Pull Request
Friday, December 3, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses why we're always preparing for the wrong catastrophe, the difference between Jews and the Scots, and what's his deal with Fukuyama.

Opinion Pieces

Articles On: Hong Kong, China’s Population, China’s Elite, War, Modern Space Race, Olympics, and South China Sea

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 5, 2021

This section collects opinion pieces from across the world commenting on the harms caused by the activities of the Chinese Communist Party and provides insight into the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

One Belt, One Road Strategy

Articles On: Uganda, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Debt Concerns, Kenya, Silk Road, Barbados, and Coronavirus Vaccine to Africa

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 5, 2021

The section describes how the Chinese Communist Party employs its foreign infrastructure and development program to further its strategic interests abroad and in international institutions.

Military and Security Threats

Articles On: China Military Watch, China’s Challenge to Global Britain, Russia, Taiwan, Debt and Data Traps, and Security Traps

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 5, 2021

Articles on the comprehensive military modernization and expansion program undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party, which supports an increasingly aggressive foreign policy and threatens the safety of China's neighbors.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: New Surveillance System, Israeli, Cross-Border Data Flow, Digital Sovereignty, CCTV, and 5G Network

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.