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Tough Talk for Venezuela?

Foreign Policy
Alberto Mingardi
American threats often allow rather terrible regimes to flex their muscles and build up greater consensus. In Venezuela, the government held nationwide armed forces exercises on Saturday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack... MORE

My Pre 9/11 Column

Foreign Policy
David Henderson
Various authors have posted what they wrote in the hours and days after that horrible morning of September 11, 2001. I've decided to post the last part of a column I wrote for Red Herring that was published on November... MORE

Is Russia's Government Hostile?

Foreign Policy
David Henderson
One of the things that I think affects people's view about the Trump administration vis a vis Russia is their view of Russia. In a recent article, my friend Steve Chapman, columnist at the Chicago Tribune, writes: If this was... MORE

Bret Stephens's Attack on Ron Paul

Foreign Policy
David Henderson
As I noted last week, I was at an event at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco to discuss a forthcoming documentary called "Is America in Retreat?" (The video should be available in a few weeks.) The inspiration for documentary... MORE

Is America in Retreat?

Upcoming Events
David Henderson
This evening Johan Norberg, who, with Free to Choose Media, put together a one-hour video on foreign policy, will be presenting a segment of the video at the Commonwealth Club. There will be a panel discussion after. I will... MORE

Noah Smith on the Islamic Civil War

Foreign Policy
David Henderson
Noah Smith has a beautifully numerate discussion of wars being fought by radical Muslims. He does it in the context of analyzing Trump advisor Steve Bannon, and that analysis is not bad. But what really struck me was his response... MORE

Thomas Schelling Bio

Game Theory
David Henderson
Schelling's early work was on the most important issue of the Cold War: preventing it from becoming a hot war. In his classic 1960 book, The Strategy of Conflict, Schelling laid out some important applications of game theory to the... MORE

Risk of Nuclear War

Foreign Policy
David Henderson
In my recent post "Incentives Matter for Politicians Too," I wrote: One of my biggest concerns is that Hillary Clinton as President would purposely or accidentally get the United States into a war with Putin. The New York Times editors,... MORE

Incentives Matter for Politicians Too

Incentives
David Henderson
In a Facebook comment on my recent post on Peter Thiel and Donald Trump's foreign policy views, my friend Stephen M. Jones wrote (I quote with his permission): Tyler Cowen had an important post linking this article about Trump and... MORE

Peter Thiel on Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy
David Henderson
Thiel, who supports gay marriage, plans to say that although he does not agree with all the policies in the official GOP platform, he believes fighting over cultural issues such as "bathroom bills" is a distraction from more important matters.... MORE

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