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As you’ve likely seen elsewhere on the interwebs, the Senate voted in favor of adding Finland and Sweden to NATO. Mitch McConnell described approval of their bids for membership as “as a slam dunk for national security that deserves unanimous bipartisan support.” It came close: the vote was 95-1 in favor. Rand Paul voted “present.” […]
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More Fun with Supply Chains

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On April 27, 2022
You’d think that over two years into the pandemic that our economic betters would have realized that siting most of our industrial production in one dictatorship is actually a very bad idea with enormous consequences if anything goes wrong. For example, in the early months of the pandemic, once the CDC finally gave solid advice […]
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I have a brand new piece online at Foreign Affairs on why I’m extremely skeptical of the idea of “Great-Power Competition” as a strategic framework. Great powers compete. The relative decline of the United States means that other great powers – notably rising ones, such as China – can compete more effectively than they could […]
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This is a somewhat interesting film about children in the early years of the Cultural Revolution. One can say it is propaganda; it probably actually isn’t since it’s not a Chinese government production, though it certainly had approval from the government. But even if you want to think of it as propaganda, it still has […]
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