A powerful conversation on standing against tyranny

Periods of expansive tyranny have a tendency to bring out the worst elements of societies, but also the best: heroic personages whose struggle against authoritarianism nourishes the fight for freedom around the world, and for ....

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Making a China executive order meaningful

There’s some fuss over last-second Trump administration executive orders disrupting US-China relations in ways the Biden administration can’t unwind. For better or worse, this is generally overstated. With no time to implement the orders, they’ll ....

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We should close the revolving door between government service and our rivals’ companies

A group of British MPs wants to restrict the opportunities for former politicians and senior officials to work for foreign companies. The idea sounds terribly protectionist, but it is necessary if liberal democracies including the ....

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China’s exploitation of academic freedom in the US

According to Sun Tzu, “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” China’s campaign to gain non-military advantage internationally has been relentless, and it benefits from the opportunities that open societies provide ....

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7 important updates in the Department of Defense’s 2020 China Military Power Report

The Pentagon has just released the 2020 China Military Power Report, one of the leading sources of reliable information on China’s military. This year’s version marks the 20th anniversary of the report and provides a ....

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Start trade talks with Taiwan, now

On Friday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen made an overture for trade negotiations by unilaterally easing import restrictions on American beef and pork. This was overdue and can’t by itself erase Taiwan’s record in trade talks. ....

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Trump administration will get tough on China, someday

Parts of the administration want to have their China cake and eat it, too. They want to posture about being tougher on China than Biden, Obama, or Bush, but take no action that might upset ....

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