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Category Archive: allpost, Analysis

The PKK and Car Bomb Attacks

This study proposes an analytical view to better understand the dynamics of bomb-laden vehicle attacks …

In Venezuela, real dialogue remains unlikely. What can be done to change this?

Venezuelan politics are becoming progressively more chaotic: This month, a judicial order cancelled an opposition-led drive to hold a presidential recall referendum; scheduled gubernatorial elections...

Subprime Lite

Editor’s note: This is a summary of the paper, “Political Actions by Private Interests: Mortgage Market Regulation in the Wake of Dodd-Frank,” presented at the Hoover Institution Executive...

Muddying the issues: Five questionable claims on U.S. foreign policy

Politics has a way of oversimplifying complex policy debates, and the 2016 presidential campaign has been no exception. Foreign policy presents particular challenges, since many American voters are...

Experts weigh in: What this election means for U.S. foreign policy and next steps

The U.S. election season was watched with great interest around the world, and with good reason—with the office of the presidency comes great power in the domain of international affairs. We asked...

48 hours from a new world crisis

have been writing about Donald Trump’s foreign policy since January. The gist of my analysis has been that Trump is much more consistent and ideological than people think. He has a core set of...

Nowhere to Go in Amona

Given the current state of Israeli politics and the settler movement, Netanyahu has dispiriting choices to salvage a no-win situation. Since 1997, Israel’s Supreme Court has tasked the...

From Leading From Behind To Fighting On The Frontier

Every empire or great power, no matter how interventionist it is, undergoes periods of retrenchment. For example, after the Roman emperor Trajan (r. A.D. 98-117) conquered Dacia (Romania) and fought...

What Trump is telling company bosses

Every hour, thousands of Americans leave jobs or start new ones. From that perspective, Donald Trump’s nudging and pressuring to save some 800 jobs at Carrier from being shipped to Mexico is...

A Paralyzing Rivalry

As Hamas prepares to elect a new leadership, its outward show of unity masks deep internal divisions that will likely perpetuate its regional isolation. The upcoming internal Hamas elections, which...