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FCAI News Highlights (December 13-19)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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State of Delusion

Husain Haqqani

Pakistan must get over fantasies of parity with India by nursing jihadis as a strategic asset. It's time to junk ideological nationalism based on Isla...

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U.S. Stokes Flames Of Discontent Between Korea And Japan

John Lee

In recent months, major U.S. newspapers, like the New York Times and Washington Post, have carried articles decrying the apparent eagerness of Japanes...

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Pakistan’s Greatest Enemy is Denial

Husain Haqqani

The policy of allowing militants to operate on Pakistani soil has proved disastrous....

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El Cancún de Hitler

Jaime Daremblum

Esa dimensión del coliseo hitleriano en Prora, o de los tantos otros mausoleos en las mayores ciudades, debería ser analizada y ponderada antes de tri...

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Technology, Timing, Threats and the Future of the U.S. Surface Fleet

Seth Cropsey

Revitalizing American seapower alone cannot address the civil wars in Libya and Syria, the consequences that will follow if Iran becomes a nuclear pow...

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The Future of Teen Drug Use?

David W. Murray

How long before the Obama Administration confronts and rejects the travesty of legal, recreational marijuana?...

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Pakistan's Tolerance of Jihadis Backfires Badly

Husain Haqqani

Extremist Islamists and jihadists have benefited from Pakistan's self-definition as an Islamic state....

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What Will New GOP Congress Mean for Net Neutrality?

Robert M. McDowell

Robert McDowell discusses the FCC, internet regulation and net neutrality. He speaks on "Street Smart.”...

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When Georgetown Ruled the World

Michael Pillsbury

Gregg Herken's new book "The Georgetown Set"...

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FCAI News Highlights (December 6-12)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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A Battle Over More than Money

Irwin M. Stelzer

The new dawn didn’t. There was to be no more sturm und drang, no more brinkmanship, no more government shutdowns, no more threats of default on Amer...

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India's Social Crisis

Aparna Pande

Indians voice indignation over highly publicized incidents of rape, like the recent one in Delhi of a young woman by an Uber driver, but there is litt...

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Drug Control Policy in Senate Republicans' Grasp

John P. Walters

When the American people gave Republicans majorities in both houses of the next Congress, they certainly indicated dissatisfaction with the performanc...

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Don't Cry (Too Much) for The New Republic

Lee Smith

If Chris Hughes knew anything about journalism, he’d throw a big party in New York and another in Washington and the media wags now heaping abuse on...

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Why Russia Remains India's BFF

John Lee

John Lee, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, discusses Russia-India ties as Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the 15th An...

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In Asia, Confusion About U.S. Priorities Threatens Goals of Pivot

Richard Weitz

I had the opportunity to spend the past week in China and South Korea discussing various issues related to U.S. policy toward Asia with government rep...

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Aftermath of a Perfect Storm

John Fonte

A realistic solution on how to sustain a conservative regime must depend upon our success in emulating Coolidge and cutting mass legal immigration....

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America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming World Disorder

Lee Smith

The U.S. has the capacity to reverse its retreat. The real question is whether we can elect leaders who understand the consequences of retreat and are...

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FCAI News Highlights (November 29-December 5)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Kun én måde at undgå landtropper på i Syrien

Naser Khader

Fredag besøger lederen af den moderate syriske opposition, Hadi al-Bahra, Danmark. Den moderate opposition i Syrien skal styrkes, hvis vi skal have en...

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La Rusia de Putin

Jaime Daremblum

Dmitry Shostakovich, el célebre compositor y pianista ruso, recibió el anuncio de una cita con Stalin que el músico no había solicitado. En aquell...

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Turkey's Erdogan Builds Himself an Opulent Palace, Part of a 20-year Mess That Is U.S. Middle East Policy

Lee Smith

It’s after Thanksgiving, and so it bears mentioning that Turkey, under the direction of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, formerly that country’s prime minist...

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Ex-Pakistani Ambassador to US: Get Tougher With Islamabad

Husain Haqqani

A former Pakistani ambassador to the United States who now lives in exile in the West told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that trust between the two countrie...

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Nina Shea on The Drew Mariani Show

Nina Shea

Nina Shea discusses Asia Bibi and religious persecution on the Drew Mariani Show...

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Here's How the World Turned Against Israel

Lee Smith

Joshua Muravchik is a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies and a contribut...

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Illegal Drugs and Civil Rights

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

The debate about enforcement of the drug laws has raised the question of what is required to support civil rights....

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Corruption Curses Mexico and Brazil

Jaime Daremblum

As two large, dynamic, middle-income nations, Mexico and Brazil should both be growing rapidly, modernizing, and charging ahead. Alas, no: corruption,...

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FCAI News Highlights (November 22-28)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Isolated Israel?: French Resolution Recognises Palestinian State

Benjamin Haddad

The French national assembly has voted to recognise Palestine as a state.The foreign minister argued that recognising a Palestinian state - as Sweden'...

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After Ukraine, Black Sea Becomes Contested Zone for Russia, NATO

Richard Weitz

Russia’s actions in Ukraine have radically altered the European security equation, with the Black Sea region becoming an acutely contested zone betw...

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Rough Waters Ahead: How to Maximize the Power of the U.S. Navy's Surface Fleet

Bryan Clark & Bryan McGrath

America's Navy faces a daunting future environment. Focusing on sea control might be the best way to evolve. ...

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The Changing Market for Spectrum

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

The market for spectrum has changed substantially in recent weeks. With it, the market for a range of wireless services has changed as well....

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Japanese Subs Still the Best Deal for Australia

Arthur Herman

Australia's long-awaited decision to buy up to 12 Soryu-class submarines from Japan has struck another problem: Labor unions are pressuring Prime Mini...

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Not Just Hagel: Navy Captain Fired for Questioning Obama Foreign Policy

Seth Cropsey

Hagel’s resignation under pressure from the White House is a drama largely written of Navy Captain James Fanell’s firing early in November...

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Iran Nuclear Talks – Victory for Tehran?

Michael Doran

Monday night’s extension of talks to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions is being viewed in Washington foreign policy circles as a victory for Tehran. ...

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When the Going Gets Tough, China Cuts Rates

John Lee

The 40-basis point cut in the one-year benchmark lending rate by the People’s Bank of China last Friday caught the world by surprise. It has also o...

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Hagel's Successor Has a Tough Task Ahead

Arthur Herman

Whoever is Hagel’s successor will have an almost insuperable task ahead of him or her — and not all of it has been Hagel’s fault....

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Russia-Pakistan Defense Accord Signals Shifting Regional Alignments

Richard Weitz

On Nov. 20, Russian Defense Minister Gen. Sergey Shoigu visited Islamabad along with dozens of other Russian officials and signed an unprecedented Rus...

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A Bad Deal Gets Worse

Lee Smith

As we go to press, the White House has reportedly offered Iran a deal regarding its nuclear program, a framework agreement with details to be worked o...

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Another Deadline that Means Nothing, as the Obama Administration Capitulates to Iran

Ronald Radosh

When tomorrow’s deadline occurs, Iran knows that the United States no longer wants it to come clean....

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FCAI News Highlights (November 17-21)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Hit for Xi, miss for Obama at G-20

John Lee

Over the past week, Australia hosted the Group of 20 (G-20) meeting in Brisbane, and the public heard speeches from a number of leaders including thos...

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Never Waste a Crisis

Melanie Kirkpatrick

How was the city of Medellín transformed from the murder capital of South America into a thriving urban center? Escalators....

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Samuel Tadros on The John Batchelor Show

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros discusses the late Fouad Ajami on "The John Batchelor Show."...

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Russia-US Nuclear Cooperation Implodes

Richard Weitz

Tensions between Russia and the United States, deepened by the Ukraine crisis, have now affected nuclear security cooperation—an area that had previ...

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El Lamento del Salmista

Jaime Daremblum

El martes en la mañana, al hacer mi lectura cotidiana del Libro de Salmos , repasé las lamentaciones del rey David por la destrucción de templos y ...

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Roberts, Obamacare, and Consequences

Joel Scanlon

Shockingly, political considerations were in play in the passage of the Affordable Care Act. This was not particularly hard to see at the time. But Jo...

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Why Are There So Few Arrests for Marijuana Violations?

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

A common criticism of laws against marijuana use and/or possession is that there are a disproportionately large number of marijuana arrests. ...

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Pragmatic China Deal Proves Critics Wrong

John Lee

The free trade agreement with China is a significant achievement given overhyped fears that the Coalition’s security policies favouring deeper strat...

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Land for Death

Lee Smith

Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal....

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A Reality Check for the China-Australia FTA

John Lee

The free trade agreement with China is generating real excitement. In the view of one source close to it, “China has sent a powerful signal that it ...

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World without West

Richard Weitz

As the world pivots to Asia, China has its own plans for this vast region and the world. Not satisfied with the options of either assimilating itself ...

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Hagel Launches New U.S. Defense Initiatives to Address Old Problems

Richard Weitz

Hagel’s proposed overhaul of the Defense Department’s management of its nuclear weapons enterprise is long overdue....

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Letter from Jerusalem: The Horror of Tuesday's Synagogue Terror Attack

Lela Gilbert

Tuesday’s synagogue attack was a gruesome bloodbath, and like many other recent incidents, it involved the use of knives and meat cleavers....

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Here's Why China Isn't the Major Power in Asia

John Lee

John Lee talks China's regional influence on CNBC's "Squawkbox"....

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Another ObamaCare Deception

Tevi Troy

The American people are smart enough to see Mr. Gruber and the Affordable Care Act for what they are....

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Hacking the Ayatollahs

Gabriel Schoenfeld

Conventional viruses aim to steal passwords or accomplish some other criminal purpose. Stuxnet was different....

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America's Future Path: Paved with Laws or Intentions?

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

The pathway paved with laws leads to a better future than the pathway paved with intentions, no matter how good....

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Susan Rice Must Go

Arthur Herman

Since taking the post in July 2013, Rice has presided over a record decline of American power and prestige, even by Obama-era standards....

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Keystone Consequences for the Future of Large Infrastructure Projects

Christopher Sands

The Keystone XL pipeline extension through the Great Plains states of the United States has not been approved by President Barack Obama yet, but it is...

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FCAI News Highlights (November 8-14)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Caving to Iran

Lee Smith

It's not clear when (or whether) the Obama White House will conclude a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. The extended deadline for t...

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Europeans' Relationship to Obama

Naser Khader

In 2012 several European countries’ citizens were surveyed regarding their support for Obama’s re-election. The results were clear: the majority o...

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Kurdish Refugees Struggle to Survive as They Outrun Assad's Army and ISIS

Lela Gilbert

Standing in the muddy street in the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ ramshackle Domiz Camp, we were visitors to another world. A young man who wo...

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China and the United States Are Preparing for War

Michael Pillsbury

At a Nov. 12 news conference in Beijing, General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to notify the othe...

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A Tribute To the Great Fouad Ajami

Samuel Tadros

Samuel Tadros joins Bill to discuss the state of US Middle East policy and pay tribute to the great Fouad Ajami and the release of his last book, “I...

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Opinion: Fouad Ajami’s Final Lessons

Samuel Tadros

Sam Tadros on how Fouad Ajami’s posthumously published book, “In This Arab Time,” foresaw President Obama’s failures in the Middle East....

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Barbarism 2014: On Religious Cleansing by Islamists

Nina Shea

In a brief, nationally televised announcement on August 7th regarding the Islamic State, which invaded the multicultural, northern Nineveh Province of...

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The Stubborn South: Why Seoul Needs to Mend Ties with Japan

John Lee

While South Korean President Park Geun-hye has conferred with Chinese President Xi Jinping five times since 2013, most recently during a June 2014 sum...

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Rebuild Gaza? Remove Its Rockets First

Lewis Libby & Hillel Fradkin

The Palestinians must declare and turn in rockets currently in Gaza, and commit that they will not smuggle more into the region....

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President Obama Attacks FCC's Independence

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

President Obama called on FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and the entire FCC to adopt the president’s vision of network neutrality. That vision calls for regula...

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Obama Must Be Strong in China

Michael Pillsbury

Obama could have one last chance to recalibrate relations with the Middle Kingdom to one that is more to America’s advantage....

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America Needs Shinzo Abe

Arthur Herman

This week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing presents President Barack Obama with an opportunity to break that cycle by bolstering ...

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Reforming Defense Export Controls Could Unite Obama, GOP Congress

Richard Weitz

In the aftermath of the U.S. midterm congressional elections, the Obama administration’s ability to work with the new Republican-majority Congress h...

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Xi Meets Abe With Awkward Handshake at APEC

John Lee

Hudson Institute's John Lee discusses Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s long-sought meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the APEC meeting...

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Will President Obama Back Down?

Robert M. McDowell

President Obama’s possible immigration action, and the reaction it’s provoked on the right, are threatening the GOP’s lame duck agenda. Chris Ha...

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FCAI News Highlights (November 1-7)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Why We Believe Marijuana is Dangerous

David W. Murray

There are currently two types of residual questions about marijuana. Some are genuine and understandable, given the difficulty in comprehending the un...

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New GOP Congress Changes Canada's Expectations, for the Better

Christopher Sands

The 2014 midterm election results have forced many people to recalculate expectations of what can be accomplished in Washington in the final two years...

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Why American Support for Kurdistan Could Soon Become a Matter of Life and Death

Lela Gilbert

Let’s hope our oft-myopic Western leadership doesn’t foolishly overlook Kurdistan while continuing to prop up Baghdad. Kurdistan is a natural ally in ...

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Now That He Has Lost the Senate, It’s Time for Obama To Seal His Deal With the Devil

Lee Smith

Being president of the United States is often described as the most powerful job in the world not because the president can remake America with the st...

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Ann Marlowe on The John Batchelor Show

Ann Marlowe

Ann Marlowe on elections and Supreme Court in Libya....

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The Strategic Cost of South Korea’s Japan Bashing

John Lee

Over the weekend, North Korea launched a new submarine capable of firing ballistic missiles. Even though the North Koreans have yet to actually mount ...

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America Can't Afford to Be Lost in Space

Arthur Herman

It hasn't been a good week for America’s reputation as a leader in space. First there was the spectacular explosion of Orbital Sciences’s Antares...

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Russia and Its Nuclear Strategy

Kenneth R. Weinstein , Andrei A. Piontkovsky & William Schneider

What are Putin’s aims? What do these actions portend for the state of U.S. nuclear deterrence, arms control treaties, and the nuclear-free movement wh...

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Will Russia Make Nuclear Security Next Victim of Ukraine Crisis?

Richard Weitz

Russia’s decision to skip the first planning meeting for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) is an alarming sign that U.S.-Russia tensions over U...

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Ditching Israel, Embracing Iran

Lee Smith

To the administration, Israel isn’t worth the trouble its prime minister causes. As one anonymous Obama official put it to journalist Jeffrey Goldberg...

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Brazil's Bad Omens

Jaime Daremblum

It’s official: Dilma Rousseff is no Lula. The left-wing Brazilian president may have been reelected late last month, but she enjoys nowhere near the...

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Mythmaker: Review of "To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party"

Arthur Herman

America needs a good history of the Republican party; unfortunately, this isn’t it....

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The FCC Plays Russian Roulette with Network Neutrality

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

At its core, network neutrality is a struggle to see which, if any, federal agency has the legal authority to regulate the Internet. In the worst poss...

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Joining New Asian Bank Would Be a Better Way to Contain China’s Illegitimate Regional Ambitions

John Lee

In an episode of the popular political satire Yes Minister, permanent secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby explains to minister for administrative affairs J...

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FCAI News Highlights (October 25-31)

Financial Corruption & Autocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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NACIC 2014 - Future of North America

Christopher Sands

"Click here to view the video.(NACIC 2014 - Future of North America)":http://www.cpac.ca/en/digital-archives/?search=NACIC Policy experts, senior off...

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Le Réalisme Libéral de Henry Kissinger

Benjamin Haddad

De Talleyrand à Twitter en passant par les armes nucléaires ou l’histoire de la diplomatie chinoise, Henry Kissinger, Secrétaire d’Etat (1973-1...

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Turkey's Contempt for NATO Principles

Seth Cropsey

When John Churchill, later the first duke of Marlborough, led the Anglo-Dutch alliance against Louis XIV, he and his ally differed constantly over tac...

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