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The Geopolitics of China and North Korea

The Geopolitics of China and North Korea

September 28, 2017

Recorded on September 26, 2017 The largest nation on the other side of the Pacific Rim plays an outsized role in economic and geopolitical matters, including trade, global aspirations, and finding a solution to the escalating tensions with North Korea. Michael Auslin, Hoover’s inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, discusses just how communist China is, decades after Mao and the changed state of US relations with Donald Trump in the White House. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 49:45)

The North Korean Conundrum

The North Korean Conundrum

September 28, 2017

Recorded on September 26, 2017 After nearly a quarter of a century of the same approach—diplomacy, sanctions, and concessions—the United States seems out of policy options other than a military solution with regard to North Korea . Michael Auslin, Hoover’s inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, discusses what scenarios may unfold on the Korean peninsula as well as the possibility of nuclear engagement and nuclear accidents. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 42:06)

The Trump Administration’s Peacemaking Strategy in Israel

The Trump Administration’s Peacemaking Strategy in Israel

September 25, 2017

Recorded on September 13, 2017 “In Israel, in order to be a realist . . . you have to believe in miracles,” observed the late David Ben-Gurion. Peter Berkowitz, the Hoover Institution’s Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow and an expert on Israeli affairs, assesses the Trump administration’s peacemaking strategy, which includes deploying Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, and taking into account Prime Minister Netanyahu’s fragile political health. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 46:19)

A House Divided – Can the Conservatives Come Together?

A House Divided – Can the Conservatives Come Together?

September 19, 2017

An irony of Donald Trump: in the process of besting Hillary Clinton, he also divided conservatives into three camps. So contends Tevi Troy, a best-selling author and political analyst who worries about the lack of an intellectual presence in the current White House. Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 47:35)

A Better Strategy for the Next Natural Disaster in Light of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

A Better Strategy for the Next Natural Disaster in Light of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 15, 2017

Americans watched with forlorn fascination as devastating hurricanes laid waste to stretches of Florida and Texas. Hoover research fellow Alice Hill explains how the nation can better prepare for future natural disasters. The key word is “resilience.” Did you like the show? Please rate, review, and subscribe! (Playing time: 40:30)