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China’s Xi Set to Compete For World Leadership

Close This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. In the wake of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s reelection, the Communist Party of China has begun to take steps to realize Xi’s vision of China as an authoritative power on the world stage, adeptly exploiting the vacuum created by a …

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Whatever Happened to the Captured US Enemy Combatant?

Close This article first appeared on Just Security. Late Monday afternoon, the Justice Department filed its court-ordered response in ACLU Foundation v. Mattis , the habeas petition brought on behalf of the unidentified U.S. citizen who has been detained by the military in Iraq as an “enemy combatant” for almost …

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A Year After a Boardroom Coup, Tata Takes Revenge

Close This article first appeared on Riding the Elephant. A year ago, the august Tata business group was in a crisis that threatened its reverential image and international credibility after Ratan Tata, the 78-year old veteran patriarch, forced the sacking of Cyrus Mistry who had succeeded him when he retired …

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Terrorist Threats Made U.S. as Brutal as Its Enemies

Close “What the fuck? Who are these guys?” It was February 2002, and I was giving Bob McFadden a tour of Camp X-Ray, a crude detention center on the far corner of the U.S. prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. As the deputy commander of the Defense Department’s Criminal Investigation Task …

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NYC Terror: Will Trump Reassure Nation or Divide It?

Close This article first appeared on Just Security. New York City officials are already calling Tuesday’s awful attack in downtown Manhattan “an act of terror.” Whether they are right remains to be seen; but, if so, the real test comes today. That is, yesterday our first responders did what they …

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New York Terror: Could Killer Have Been Spotted Sooner?

Close This article first appeared on the Cato Institute site. On Halloween, Uzbek-born Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov allegedly murdered eight people and injured 12 with a rented truck in New York City. The details of the attack, the number of victims, and Saipov’s personal information could change over the next few …

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Will Trump Pardon Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos?

Close This article first appeared on Dorf on Law. When the news broke that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates had been indicted, speculation almost immediately turned to the question whether Manafort and Gates—and/or George Papadopoulos, another Trump advisor—would offer dirt on Trump in …

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How to Recover from Trump Derangement Syndrome

Close This article first appeared on The Daily Signal. I am not nearly so coldbhearted and unsympathetic toward the mainstream media as some of my conservative friends, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Chris Plante, and Ann Coulter. In fact, my heart goes out to them. …

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Is Mueller Pursuing Podesta as Fiercely as Manafort?

Close This article first appeared on The Daily Signal. The lobbying group co-founded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign chairman is in the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, being mentioned indirectly Monday in the 12-count indictment of President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager. The Podesta Group has been …

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Will Trump Allow Gitmo Prisoners to Kill Themselves?

Close Referencing the Guantanamo Bay prison, President Trump once said he planned to “load it up with some bad dudes.” More than a year later, reports from inside the prison point to a climate of growing desperation and cruelty. News of hunger strikes from Guantanamo have emerged in the last …

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