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  • The China hawk who captured Trump's 'very, very large brain' (Good article)

    12/10/2018 3:35:12 AM PST · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/2018 05:17 AM EST Updated 12/02/2018 11:11 PM EST | By BEN SCHRECKINGER and DANIEL LIPPMAN
    Washington veteran Michael Pillsbury has quietly become a key figure behind Trump's confrontational China policy, to the dismay of Beijing — and some fellow China experts. -- A day before President Donald Trump departed for the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, several top officials gathered in the Oval Office to strategize about Trump's highly anticipated meeting there with China's president. Seated around Trump's Resolute Desk were Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. On couches a few feet away were White House chief of staff John Kelly, Trump's son...
  • FBI obtained wiretap conversations of Kremlin-linked banker who met with Trump Jr: report

    05/26/2018 8:01:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/18 10 | Josh Delk
    The FBI has obtained wiretapped conversations of a Kremlin-linked banker who later met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 presidential election. Spanish national police provided the Bureau with tapes of Russian oligarch Alexander Torshin's phone calls with a convicted Russian money launderer, according to a special prosecutor from Spain's Attorney General's Office, Yahoo News reported. “Just a few months ago, the wiretaps of these telephone conversations were given to the FBI,” according to the special prosecutor, José Grinda Gonzalez, speaking at the Hudson Institute on Friday. Torshin, a close supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, briefly met with Donald...
  • Hudson Institute website under attack before Guo Wengui event

    10/14/2017 8:04:08 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 1 replies
    BBG Watch ^ | October 3, 2017 | BBG Watch Commentary
    The website of the Hudson Institute,, a politically conservative, non-profit American think tank based in Washington, D.C. which was scheduled to host Wednesday, October 4, Guo Wengui, also known as Miles Kwok, China’s most famous billionaire businessman and whistleblower seeking political asylum in the United States, has been under attack today and is not functioning at this moment. Tomorrow’s Hudson Institute event with Guo Wengui was postponed. It is not clear whether the postponement was because of what is believed to be a cyber attack, but Guo Wengui will speak at the Hudson Institute, BBG Watch was told. Hudson...
  • U.S. Confronts China Over Suspected Cyberattack as Fugitive Guo Wengui Appears in Washington

    10/06/2017 9:40:35 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6, 2017 | By Cezary Podkul, Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha
    WASHINGTON—A suspected Chinese cyberattack on the website of a prominent Washington think tank drew a complaint from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week in a meeting with top Chinese government officials. The website of the Hudson Institute crashed earlier this week, shortly before the organization was scheduled to host an event with Guo Wengui, a fugitive Chinese businessman and political dissident who has alleged corruption within China’s leadership. The Institute had several days earlier detected a Shanghai-based attack aimed at shutting down access to its website, according to a spokesman. The spokesman said the attack was foiled, and he...
  • Netanyahu to be honored by conservative US think tank (during UN trip to New York)

    09/05/2016 8:06:05 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | August 26, 2016
    PM Netanyahu to receive the Herman Kahn Award for 2016 during his upcoming visit to the U.S., when he will address the U.N. General Assembly • Netanyahu to participate in panel discussion on U.S.-Israel relations and the challenges Israel faces. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slated to receive the 2016 Herman Kahn Award from the Hudson Institute, a conservative American think tank, during his upcoming visit to the U.S. to give his annual address to the U.N. General Assembly on September 22. While in New York, Netanyahu is scheduled to be the guest of honor at a Hudson Institute gala...
  • Congress Considering Safe Zone for Persecuted Christians, Yazidis in Iraq

    02/10/2016 11:07:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2016 | 5:37 PM EST | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) said that Congress is considering the creation of an autonomous region in Iraq to protect Christians and Yazidis from persecution by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and criticized the State Department's lack of involvement in the ongoing discussions. "There are discussions and there will be a resolution introduced in the House, I believe, to set up an into-the-plains, basically a protectorate, whereby Christians, Yazidis and other minorities [will be protected]," Wolf said at an event last week at the National Press Club in Washington. However, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute's...
  • Ted Cruz's Closest Counselors Are Neocons

    01/31/2016 5:26:31 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 84 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 October 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    There's a lot about Ted Cruz that should worry constitutionalists considering voting for the senator in the presidential election of 2016.Recently, Infogram published brief but illuminating biographies of several of Cruz's key foreign policy advisors. The information disclosed in these revelations could trouble many constitutionalists otherwise keen on the senator and who rely on him to restore the rule of law to the White House.The first person highlighted in the article is the chairman of Cruz's foreign policy team, Chad Sweet.Sweet's professional and political background betrays Cruz's claims of being someone who promises "not to continue going in the same...
  • Wikileaks cable reveals U.S. conspired to retaliate against European nations if they resisted GMOs

    12/26/2010 3:49:52 PM PST · by opentalk · 115 replies · 3+ views
    Natural news ^ | December 24, 2010 | Mike Adams
    Wikileaks continues to rock the political world by shedding light on conspiracies, corruption and cover-ups. The latest batch of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reveals what can only be characterized as a U.S.-led conspiracy to force GMOs onto European countries by making those countries pay a steep price if they resist. The cable reveals the words of Craig Stapleton, the US ambassador to France, who was pushing the commercial interests of the biotech industry by attempting to force GMOs into France. In his own words (below), he expresses his frustration with the idea that France might pass environmental laws that...
  • Green Bubbles Bursting ( comments on the Obama Green Agenda)

    05/22/2009 5:12:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 727+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | April 13, 2009 | Alex Alexiev
    From the April 20, 2009 National Review With the selling of President Obama’s economic agenda now in full gear, this is a good time to take stock of his energy plans against the background of energy trends worldwide. Alas, even a brief glimpse reveals that Obama’s focus on renewable energy and the introduction of a cap-and-trade regime runs counter to both economic rationality and current energy trends to the point of guaranteeing its inevitable failure, which will result in serious economic harm to the United States. The president is imposing his green agenda on America, even as the renewable-energy bubbles...
  • Scholars explain president's plan for a North American Union

    10/05/2007 6:05:05 AM PDT · by pissant · 82 replies · 1,371+ views
    Bend Weekly ^ | 10/5/07 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Those who seek to understand what's behind the chatter about President George W. Bush's Security and Prosperity Partnership as a possible prelude to a North American Union, similar to the European Union, should read the 35-page White Paper published recently by the Hudson Institute called "Negotiating North America: The Security and Prosperity Partnership." The Washington, D.C., think tank is blunt and detailed in describing where the Security and Prosperity Partnership is heading. Here's how Hudson defines the Security and Prosperity Partnership's goal: "The SPP process is the vehicle for the discussion of future arrangements for economic integration to create a...
  • The Development of A Jihadist's Mind

    07/12/2007 8:07:22 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 1,147+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | April 06, 2007 | Dr. Tawfiq Hamid
    What occupies the mind of a jihad-driven Muslim? How is such fervor planted in young and impressionable believers? Where does it originate? How did I—once an invernocent child who grew up in a liberal, moderate and educated household—find myself a member of a radical Islamic group? These questions go to the root of Islamic violence and must be addressed if free societies are to combat radical Islam. To further this aim, I will explore the psychological development of a jihadi’s mind through my own first-hand experience as a former member of a Muslim terrorist organization. I was born in Cairo...
  • American Generosity

    05/13/2006 5:24:09 AM PDT · by mathprof · 3 replies · 547+ views
    When the U.N.'s Jan Egeland called the U.S. "stingy" with foreign aid a couple of years back, he was playing to a stereotype promoted by those who want governments to redistribute global incomes. He was also wrong, and now we have the data to prove it. The Hudson Institute recently released the 2006 Index of Global Philanthropy, the first comprehensive report on international aid by private institutions and individuals in the U.S. The index shows that millions of Americans give to the world's poor at a rate that is anything but "stingy." Voluntary giving by Americans dwarfs government aid the...
  • Dems Attack Conservative Think Tanks

    01/18/2006 1:19:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 817+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Bruce Bartlett
    With no real issues to promote, Democrats are putting all their eggs into the basket of corruption to restore their political fortunes. They and their friends in the mainstream media are working overtime to connect everyone and everything on the right side of the political spectrum to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to multiple felonies. One channel that Democrats and liberals are working is tying conservative think tanks to the Abramoff scandal. They know that these think tanks have been one of the most effective forces in Washington over the last 30 years in advancing a...
  • Cheney's indicted former aide gets think-tank job - (go, Scooter!)

    01/07/2006 9:24:46 PM PST · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 1,164+ views
    I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who was indicted in the CIA leak case, has a new job, focusing on Asia and anti-terrorism at a conservative think tank. Libby, who has pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements, will serve as senior adviser to the Hudson Institute. "Scooter Libby brings decades of experience to Hudson Institute that will strengthen our robust research efforts," the think tank's chairman, Walter Stern, said in a statement. Libby, who stepped down as Cheney's chief of staff after he was indicted, is a...
  • A Muslim In A Jewish Land

    12/02/2005 2:50:49 PM PST · by Sabramerican · 25 replies · 1,210+ views
    Muslim World Today ^ | December 2, 2005 | Tashbih Sayyed, Ph. D.
    A Muslim In A Jewish Land By: Tashbih Sayyed, Ph. D. (The writer is editor-in-chief of Pakistan Today and Muslim World Today, California-based weekly newspapers, president of Council for Democracy and Tolerance and adjunct fellow of Hudson Institute.) As I boarded EL AL flight LY 0008 for Tel Aviv on November 14, 2005 with my wife, Kiran, my mind was busy arranging and re-arranging the list of things I intended to accomplish. I wanted to use my first visit to Israel to feel the strength of the Jewish spirit that refuses to give in to evil forces despite thousand of...
  • WSJ: The Great American Jobs Machine--U.S. has fewer taxes and regulations onerous for employers

    08/08/2005 5:22:46 AM PDT · by OESY · 94 replies · 1,558+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2005 | Editorial
    We would like to take a moment to pause and marvel at the U.S. economy. Friday's Labor Department report of more than 200,000 new jobs in July, and two million over the past year, provides the latest bullish details. But the larger story of American job creation, and its causes, is even more impressive. First, more Americans have jobs today than at any other time in history. Second, over the past two decades or so, the U.S. has created more than 40 million jobs -- twice as many as Europe and Japan combined. And third, the U.S. has one of...
  • U.S. Private International Giving to Developing World Exceeds $62 Billion (Hudson Institute)

    07/03/2005 8:57:59 AM PDT · by Stultis · 9 replies · 1,528+ views
    The Hudson Institute ^ | 29 June 2005 | Carol Adelman
    June 29, 2005 U.S. Private International Giving to Developing World Exceeds $62 Billion Hudson study shows American generosity to poor nations over 3 1/2 times U.S. Government aid by Carol Adelman Hudson Institute released new private international giving numbers today in a white paper, "America's Total Economic Engagement with the Developing World," by Dr. Carol Adelman, Mr. Jeremiah Norris and Ms. Jeanne Weicher. Updating their research on American generosity, the authors found at least $62.1 billion in U.S. private donations to developing countries in 2003, the last year numbers are available. This philanthropy, from U.S. foundations, corporations, non-profits and volunteerism,...
  • U.S. draft bill seeks to penalize China over North Korea

    05/24/2005 9:29:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 361+ views
    Yonhap News (South Korea) ^ | May 25, 2005 | Kim Kwang-tae
    SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) -- A coalition of U.S. human rights groups is pushing a law bill that calls for hefty punitive tariffs on Chinese imports unless Beijing stops repatriating North Koreans fleeing their oppressive communist regime, a U.S. scholar said Wednesday. "China should not have a cost-free policy of supporting Kim Jong-il," Michael Horowitz, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, told the Yonhap News Agency by telephone from Washington. "If they continue to do so, they will have to pay an increasingly heavy price in terms of relations with the U.S." Horowitz accused China of backing North...
  • Report Details Saddam's Support for Terrorists Who Killed Americans

    03/14/2004 11:14:37 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 5,341+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/14/04 | Limbacher
    Saddam Hussein supplied financial support, training and shelter for an array of deadly terrorist organizations right up until the onset of the Iraq war a year ago, including such notorious groups as Hamas, Ansar al-Islam, the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Abu Nidal Organization and the Arab Liberation Front, according to a comprehensive report released by the Hudson Institute. Titled "Saddam's Philanthropy of Terror," the report details the role played by terrorists supported by Saddam's regime in an array of infamous acts that killed hundreds American citizens both inside and outside the U.S. before and after the Sept. 11 attacks -...
  • Hudson Institute prepares to leave city

    03/05/2004 4:02:02 PM PST · by Samwise · 144+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | March 5, 2004 | Kristina Buchthal
    <p>The Hudson Institute, a national conservative research group based in Indianapolis for 20 years, will likely move its headquarters to Washington.</p> <p>If the move is approved by the institute's board of trustees, the Hudson name will leave Indianapolis. But its approximately 20 domestic policy researchers will remain in the city, merging with another conservative research group and continue their research projects, said Jennifer A. Butsch, Hudson's spokeswoman.</p>