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The Middle East: Terrorism Forever?

Image credit: Poster Collection, US3425, Hoover Institution Archives.Featured Commentaryvia StrategikaThe short response is yes. Crime forever? Also, yes. Turbulence, terror, pestilence, famine, love, procreation, taxes, families, sunsets, rain, shine, etc.—all are components of the human condition. There is no arc toward perfection in human nature. Continue …

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Beyond the Terror War

Image credit: Poster Collection, US3442, Hoover Institution Archives.Featured Commentaryvia StrategikaSince the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the story of the Middle East has been one of inconclusive struggles of the weak against the weak. That the Ottomans lasted as long as they did is in substantial …

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“Pushing Back” Iran

Image credit: Poster Collection, US3436, Hoover Institution Archives.Background Essayvia StrategikaOn both the left and the right, there is a consensus in Washington that the United States needs to “push back” against the Islamic Republic’s nefarious actions in the Levant, Iraq, and Yemen. The clerical regime largely …

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Frank Knight's Case For Communism

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia EconLogWhen I posted on Frank Knight’s case for Communism the other day, I also put it on up on Facebook and had some people wondering about context. Those of us who are fans of Frank Knight don’t think of him as …

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Sushma Swaraj Is ‘India’s Best-Loved Politician’, Says Wall Street Journal Opinion

Image credit: Jorg Hackemann, ShutterstockIn the Newsquoting Tunku Varadarajanvia IndiaExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is among the top 10 most followed politicians with over 8.69 million Twitter followers. Here is why this author opines she’s India’s best-loved politician. Continue Reading....

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Too Risky For Researchers?

Image credit: istockIn the Newsquoting Stephen Kotkinvia Inside Higher EducationFollowing 10-year jail sentence for Princeton Ph.D. student, scholars discuss the uncertainties of doing research in Iran. Continue Reading....

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Longtime Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak Heads Home

Image credit: istockIn the Newsquoting Michael McFaulvia WENYRussian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak left the United States for Russia on Saturday after concluding his tour of service as ambassador to the US, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy said, The move was part of a rotation that had …

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The Diversity Fundamentalists

Image credit: ghfpiivia Defining IdeasThe modern ‘inclusion’ diktat leads to mediocrity and conformity. Continue Reading....

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Loyalty And Principle In The Trump White House

Image credit: istockFeaturedvia LawfareWe don’t yet know why Mark Corallo, the spokesman for President Trump’s personal legal team, resigned yesterday. Continue Reading....

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A Midsummer's Thucydides With Kori Schake

Image credit: istockIn the Newsinterview with Kori Schakevia Blog Talk RadioFor a man who last walked the Earth almost 2,500 years ago, 2017 has been a great year for Thucydides. The old Greek historian is having quite a renaissance. Of course, he’s always been there, but …

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