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Islam Under Assault In China With Michael Auslin

Islam Under Assault In China With Michael Auslin

November 27, 2018

In China’s western Xinjiang territory, that country’s Uighur population finds itself banished to “re-education” camps in order to shed its Muslim faith and conform with Chinese ways. Michael Auslin, the Hoover Institution’s Hoover’s Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, discusses the Trump Administration’s policy options and China’s ongoing efforts to stifle multiculturalism.

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Giving Thanks With Niall Ferguson

Giving Thanks With Niall Ferguson

November 21, 2018

As a prolific columnist and observer of U.S. and world affairs, Niall Ferguson has plenty to be grateful for, beginning with an American president seemingly always in the news. Ferguson, the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, explains the many reasons why Americans should be giving thanks this holiday season.

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Iran – Will Protests Lead To Progress? With Abbas Milani

Iran – Will Protests Lead To Progress? With Abbas Milani

November 19, 2018

A year ago, public protests in Iran put the future of that repressive regime in doubt. With new sanctions in place and protestors again taking to the street to demonstrate against economic conditions (and new US sanctions), will 2019 witness a sea change in the Persian Gulf? Abbas Milani, a Hoover research fellow and the Hamid & Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University, offers his thoughts.

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Trump Agonistes and the Harvard Lawsuit With John Yoo

Trump Agonistes and the Harvard Lawsuit With John Yoo

November 13, 2018

The Trump Administration’s first post-midterm controversy: the constitutionality of the president’s choice for acting attorney general. John Yoo, a Hoover Institution visiting fellow and UC-Berkeley law professor, discusses the policy and political ramifications. And he breaks down the admissions lawsuit filed against his alma mater, Harvard, alleging discrimination against Asian applicants.

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Into The Wild Blue Yonder With Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson

Into The Wild Blue Yonder With Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson

November 8, 2018

What does America need to do to maintain and improve military air superiority around the world? Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson offers her thoughts on weapons procurement, recruitment and retainment, plus the changing role of pilots in 21st Century warfare.

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What Challenges Face California’s New Governor With Lee Ohanian

What Challenges Face California’s New Governor With Lee Ohanian

November 6, 2018

A departure from the usual Area 45 podcast: instead of discussing the 45th president, we take a closer look at the 31st state in the union – California. Lee Ohanian, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and UCLA economist, discusses what motivated him to launch Hoover’s new “California On Your Mind” journal and what challenges confront the Golden State’s next governor.

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Election Preview With Dave Brady, Mo Fiorina, and Doug Rivers

Election Preview With Dave Brady, Mo Fiorina, and Doug Rivers

November 2, 2018

Next Tuesday’s midterm vote is both the first national referendum on the Trump presidency and a test of the zeal of Trump supporters and detractors. David Brady, Morris Fiorina and Doug Rivers – all Hoover Institution senior fellows and Stanford University political scientists – discuss the fractious political landscape and handicap the odds of Democrats taking the House and Republicans adding to their Senate majority.

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