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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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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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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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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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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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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Prior to his appointment as the Hoover Institution’s Fouad and Michelle Ajami senior fellow, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster served as the 26th Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In the second installment of this Area 45 podcast, McMaster discusses why he joined the Trump White House, how he oversaw the National Security Council, and grades himself on his performance.

 

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For 34 years, Army Lt. Gen H.R. McMaster served his country in times of war and peace – scoring victories on the battlefield and figuring better ways to prepare for future conflicts. Now the Hoover Institution’s Fouad and Michelle Ajami senior fellow, McMaster recounts what attracted him to military service and lessons learned from a career as a pre-eminent “warrior thinker”.

 

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If Democrats regain the House, it’s not President Trump’s fault – or so the President tells the media. His son accuses the Republican establishment of a “losing” mentality. As this administration approaches its midpoint, is the Republican Party the “Party of Trump”, or more a temporary (and uneasy) alliance? Lanhee Chen, the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, assesses the state of this political marriage.

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President Trump delivered a U.N. address calling for China to change its American trade practices, which was followed by the two nations escalating their tariff war. Michael Auslin, Hoover Institution’s inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia, estimates what a prolonged trade war would have on the Chinese economy, as well as other aspects of U.S.-Sino relations.

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The “surf forecast” for the first Tuesday in November – a big “blue wave” or not? Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists David Brady and Douglas Rivers, conductors of a recount poll on political trends, discuss what their survey data suggests about Congress’ fate less than two months from now.

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In September 2016, an anonymous author penned an essay entitled “The Flight 93 Election”, comparing the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is not unlike the doomed airliner that crashed during the 9/11 attacks. The author of that controversial piece, Hillsdale College political lecturer and research fellow Michael Anton, updates his premise for 2018 and recounts his time as a Trump and Bush 43 national security aide.

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Nearly two years into his presidency, what’s the status of Donald Trump’s relationship with his conservative base – and the conservative media? Matthew Continetti, a Hoover media fellow and editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon, discusses the President’s approach to communications and whether a “Trumpslayer” will come along between now and 2020.

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How does a scholar bring policy reforms to legislative life? Tim Kane, the Hoover Institution’s J.P. Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies and a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer, discusses his five-year odyssey with military pension reform, his congressional run in an Ohio House special election, and the rise of a new generation of Senate leaders defined by tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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George P. Shultz is one of only two individuals in U.S. history to have held four federal cabinet posts and has answered his nation’s call for over 75 years, from serving with the Marines in World War II to working with Ronald Reagan to bring a peaceful end to the Cold War. George P. Shultz, former Secretary of State and the Hoover Institution’s Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, joins Hoover’s Summer Policy Boot Camp for a conversation about his lifelong passion for public service and his current policy pursuits.

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What was it like to firsthand observe John McCain transform from a first-term U.S. Senator into a national political icon? Jeff Barker, a Baltimore Sun reporter who covered McCain from 1991-2000 while writing for the D.C. bureau of the Arizona Republic, talks about what he learned about the late senator – his combativeness, his humility, his personality – in the years leading up to the “Straight Talk Express.”

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Awaiting Congress on the day after Labor Day: the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Michael McConnell, a Hoover Institution senior fellow, the Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, and a former a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, takes us through the confirmation process and Kavanaugh’s immediate impact on the High Court.

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August 10 marks the 144th birthday of America’s 31st president. How should the nation remember Herbert Hoover, and what might he think in the age of Trump? Margaret Hoover, host of PBS’ reprised Firing Line and a Hoover Institution overseer, discusses her family’s legacy of public service and her great-grandfather’s journey from a two-room cottage in Iowa to the presidency and beyond.

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With the election less than one hundred days away, which narrative to believe—an approaching Democratic blue wave or a district-by-district slog? Hoover senior fellows and Stanford political scientists David Brady and Douglas Rivers, conductors of a tracking poll on political trends, discuss what survey data indicates about the parties’ chances this fall.

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