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On October 4, the House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm at the center of the Trump dossier aff... at WashingtonExaminer.com Read More >>
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Source: Byron York Category: BYRON YORK
AEIThe international sand market, dictators, and criminals Hun Sen, Cambodia's current prime minister, has been in power since 1985. His government faces long-standing charges of corruption and political violence. He recently declared he will rule until 2027 and there is no reason not to believe him — like many authoritarians, he knows how to transform markets into tools of political survival. In 2009 he banned the export of silica sand, citing environmental damages from the practice. However, as recently exposed by a small NGO and confirmed by others, Cambodia still exports the sand, but does not report it. The result of Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
BAGHDAD — Ask any American intelligence analyst or military officer and they'll tell you that Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Qods Force, is a terrorist. He's responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans and worked assiduously to destabilize Iraq in the wake of its liberation to signal to those across the region that American intervention was more a curse than blessing. Ask many Iranians about Soleimani and they will describe him as a hero. Many of Iran's leaders talk, but Soleimani does. And while Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei lectures from a chair behind a Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
In his seeming eagerness to rein in the world's multilateral lending agencies, one has to hope that President Trump has the wisdom to distinguish between the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Failing to do so could be a very costly mistake for both the United States and the world economy. The World Bank has become a bloated development agency that has largely outlived its primary purpose. By contrast, the IMF is an agency whose importance in resolving global financial crises has only increased over the years as the global capital market has been liberalized. As such, the IMF Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
AEIJust how excited are consumers about autonomous cars? Automobile and technology companies are proceeding full-speed ahead into autonomous vehicles. And regulators are actually moving pretty fast, too. But what about consumers? What do they want? And what are they willing to pay for? To find out Bain & Co. surveyed a bunch of them in different countries: And from the report: About 80% of buyers said they were likely to use assistive features. Only about half of buyers expressed interest in using vehicles that are fully autonomous today, even though two-thirds agreed that autonomous vehicles represented the future of driving. … Drivers named Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: James Pethokoukis Category: JAMES PETHOKOUKIS
AEIJust how excited are consumers about autonomous cars? Automobile and technology companies are proceeding full-speed ahead into autonomous vehicles. And regulators are actually moving pretty fast, too. But what about consumers? What do they want? And what are they willing to pay for? To find out Bain & Co. surveyed a bunch of them in different countries: And from the report: About 80% of buyers said they were likely to use assistive features. Only about half of buyers expressed interest in using vehicles that are fully autonomous today, even though two-thirds agreed that autonomous vehicles represented the future of driving. … Drivers named Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
University professors often bristle at the suggestion that they are anything but fair and balanced. Conservatives, they say, can't play the grievance card because even if professors trend liberal, all views are welcome on campus. Of course, in recent months, there have been a number of examples of violence greeting conservatives speaking on campus. Put aside Milo Yiannopoulos' deliberate provocations. Serious and thoughtful scholars such as Charles Murray and Laura Kipnis have been confronted with disruption and violence on their periodic campus visits, while conservative statesmen such as Condoleezza Rice and Henry Kissinger have been disinvited or forced to demur. (The Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
On the day after German elections indicated a clear setback for pro-European forces, French President Emmanuel Macron chose to deliver an ambitious programmatic speech for the future of Europe at the renowned Sorbonne University in Paris. This is typical for him. Whereas many leaders seek to navigate between political hurdles, Macron usually chooses to confront them head first. The frenchman seems determined to stir up the European hornet's nest, even if it hurts. Contrary to his predecessors, he has recognized the inevitable growing popular support for populist parties in Europe, from the Front National to the Alternative für Deutschland. Yet Macron has Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
When the four Visegrád countries were joining EU and NATO, hopes were running high for a reinvigoration both of the transatlantic partnership, and of sclerotic EU structures and institutions. Ten years later, instead of a new generation of forward-looking leaders, the region's political debates are dominated by the likes of Viktor Orbán, Jarosław Kaczyński, or Miloš Zeman. Reforms in Central Europe have not only stalled, but some of the main achievements of the post-1989 era, including independent media, judiciaries, and openness to foreign investment, are now under attack. But the tide might be turning again. Across Central Europe, new reformist parties Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
AEIThe political challanges facing Big Tech, in 3 slides The recent Axios piece “Policy threats intensify for tech giants” features analysis from tech industry lobbyist Bruce Mehlman. Here are a few slides that caught my eye from a deck put together by Mehlman: See also:On jobs, tech hubs, and David Byrne of the Talking Heads Related reading:Washington vs. Big Tech: Should you "own" all your social network data? An AEIdeas online symposium Now notice that the above slide features not one bit of good news for Big Tech. Of course if there were nothing but green dots, tech lobbyists wouldn't be so necessary. (Indeed, Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: James Pethokoukis Category: JAMES PETHOKOUKIS
AEIThe political challanges facing Big Tech, in 3 slides The recent Axios piece “Policy threats intensify for tech giants” features analysis from tech industry lobbyist Bruce Mehlman. Here are a few slides that caught my eye from a deck put together by Mehlman: See also:On jobs, tech hubs, and David Byrne of the Talking Heads Related reading:Washington vs. Big Tech: Should you "own" all your social network data? An AEIdeas online symposium Now notice that the above slide features not one bit of good news for Big Tech. Of course if there were nothing but green dots, tech lobbyists wouldn't be so necessary. (Indeed, Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
AEIThe political challenges facing Big Tech, in 3 slides The recent Axios piece “Policy threats intensify for tech giants” features analysis from tech industry lobbyist Bruce Mehlman. Here are a few slides that caught my eye from a deck put together by Mehlman: See also:On jobs, tech hubs, and David Byrne of the Talking Heads Related reading:Washington vs. Big Tech: Should you "own" all your social network data? An AEIdeas online symposium Now notice that the above slide features not one bit of good news for Big Tech. Of course if there were nothing but green dots, tech lobbyists wouldn't be so necessary. (Indeed, Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: James Pethokoukis Category: JAMES PETHOKOUKIS
AEIThe political challenges facing Big Tech, in 3 slides The recent Axios piece “Policy threats intensify for tech giants” features analysis from tech industry lobbyist Bruce Mehlman. Here are a few slides that caught my eye from a deck put together by Mehlman: See also:On jobs, tech hubs, and David Byrne of the Talking Heads Related reading:Washington vs. Big Tech: Should you "own" all your social network data? An AEIdeas online symposium Now notice that the above slide features not one bit of good news for Big Tech. Of course if there were nothing but green dots, tech lobbyists wouldn't be so necessary. (Indeed, Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
Ridley Scott crafted his 1982 film “Blade Runner” with an atmosphere of paranoia about corporate power. But while it's implied that the companies in the film would endure, AEI's Jonah Goldberg explains that the nature of capitalism is for corporate behemoths to compete for survival as newer, better, more innovative businesses emerge. Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
AEIRacism becoming a dangerous tool in Kurdistan BAGHDAD — When I first visited Iraqi Kurdistan in September 2000, I found not only an unlikely success story, but people who had survived unimaginable horror but still retained remarkable tolerance toward those around them. Certainly, there was huge antipathy toward Saddam Hussein's regime and the Baath Party (even though many top Kurdish officials surreptitiously reported to Saddam's intelligence service). But Kurds sympathized with others who suffered Saddam's brutality. A man looks at a banner supporting the referendum for independence of Kurdistan in Erbil, Iraq September 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani That sympathy was not merely abstract. Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
When a naturally fiery orator like Narendra Modi turns to something as dull as PowerPoint to explain himself, you know he has a problem. That's what Mr. Modi did recently in an hourlong address to an institute for company secretaries, amid growing doubts about the Indian prime minister's vaunted skills as an economic administrator. Mr. Modi's performance was characteristically confident, but also oddly bristly. He attacked critics who “take pleasure in spreading pessimism” as forcefully as he defended his government's economic record. Drawing from the Mahabharata, Mr. Modi likened naysayers to a character known for constantly running down one of the Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
Miraculously, supporters and opponents of the Iran nuclear deal alike generally agree on at least one thing: The United States needs to do something about Iran's destabilizing non-nuclear behavior in the Middle East and around the world. The current myopic focus on the nuclear deal has created an excessive emphasis on negotiations as the solution to this problem. This conclusion is mistaken. Negotiations about Iranian support to proxies and Iran's missile program are unlikely to succeed regardless of America's position on the nuclear deal. The U.S. must instead develop and pursue a more serious containment strategy. The White House has just Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
Download the Printable One-Pager Download the Report Key Points 1. The Pentagon must resolve near-term readiness issues, expand its force structure, and invest in technological breakthroughs to sustain simultaneous operations across three theaters. Balancing investment across these three priorities and geographic regions will require expanding purchases of existing weapons systems, pursuing rapid incremental upgrades, and translating promising technologies into operational capabilities to mitigate military risk in the immediate term and throughout the 2020s and the 2030s. 2. The Army must be large enough to support stability operations in the Middle East and lethal enough to win decisively in any conventional conflicts in Europe Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
Allergan patent transfer
AEICongress scrutinizes tribal patent transfers In the world of patents, it sometimes seems that no good deed goes unpunished — or, at least, no controversial intellectual property strategy goes uninvestigated. Via REUTERS Such was the case earlier this month, when the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform requested a host of information from Allergan, a leading pharmaceutical company, pertaining to its novel arrangement with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. As explained here last month, Allergan agreed to transfer to the tribe ownership of its patents on the eye-treatment drug Restasis, along with $13.75 million and up to $15 million a year in royalties, Read More >>
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
Fifteen papers written by leading agricultural economists evaluating how farm programs affect farm incomes, US food security, rural communities and poverty, the environment, and US trade relations. Read More >>
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN