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This is the second in a two-part series on the history and interpretation of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, or 2002 Iraq AUMF. Part one examined how the 2002 Iraq AUMF has been used over its 20-year history. This article analyzes how the executive branch has come to […]
The United States military was one of the first institutions in government to acknowledge the threat posed by climate change, as well as the science behind it, and yet it remains the largest single energy consumer in the country and the largest institutional greenhouse gas emitter in the world. To talk through this strategic disconnect, […]
Event Announcements Monday, November 28, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. ET: The Atlantic Council hosted a conversation about the Ukrainian energy crisis and how Western countries can assist in repairing the Ukrainian energy grid. The conversation featured Oleksandra Azarkhina, Ukraine’s deputy minister of infrastructure; Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, chief executive officer of national grid operator Ukrenergo; Oksana Nechyporenko, […]
My wife and I have been watching a lot of British TV series that typically deal with crime and/or courts. In one we watched about a month ago, I learned an expression that really touched me. In the series, a woman who’s a cop in Liverpool finds out that her daughter, who had left in […]
An organization called feedspot has put together a ranking of the top 100 economics blogs. We’re [that is, EconLog] number 5! I hasten to add that you should take this with a grain of salt. But maybe not a whole salt shaker. After all, Marginal Revolution, which they misspell, was number 1, a ranking that […]
Pierre Lemieux has a new post discussing how some people oppose US gas exports because they drive up prices to American consumers. This is interesting, as the sorts of groups that gain and lose from gas exports are quite difference from the case of import competition.Economists traditionally support free trade because the gain to consumers […]
Annie Duke is angry that quitting gets such a bad rap. Instead of our relentless focus on grit and “going for it,” the former professional poker player, decision strategist, and author of Quit wants us to recognize the costs associated with sticking to a losing outcome. Listen as she explains to EconTalk host Russ Roberts how […]
President Biden’s student loan-forgiveness scheme is the latest illustration of two economic truths. The first is that government subsidies buy what some people (the recipients) want at the expense of what other people (non-benefiting taxpayers) want. The second is that government subsidies often buy more failure, not more benefit. A lot is at stake. The […]
All of the excess of unproductive debt issued during the period of complacency will exacerbate the problem in 2023 and 2024. Original Article: "Will Global Rate Hikes Set Off a Global Debt Bomb?" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.
On January 18, 1871, the German Empire was established after a seven-year conflict to unite the German confederacies. Prussia, a northern German state on the Baltic Sea would be the nation to unite Germany under a central ruler, Kaiser Wilhelm I. The central bank of Prussia, the “Reichsbank,” would assume control on January 1, 1876. […]
Many investors forget that when the easy money is flowing, financial mediocrities and even outright frauds can be made to look like legitimate geniuses. Original Article: "How Easy Money Fueled the FTX Crypto Collapse" This Audio Mises Wire is generously sponsored by Christopher Condon.
When Yandy Diaz arrived at Rays camp on Sunday, he quickly established himself as the most muscular player inside the clubhouse. During Spring Training, his focus will be to establish himself as an everyday player.
This Perspective provides a brief overview of the core principles of the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy (DSIS), before reflecting on two aspects underpinning the Strategy's assumptions: research and development (R&D) and exports.
This Perspective examines the UK Government's ambition to use science and technology (S&T) as a tool of power and an integral part of the national security strategy. It also reflects on critical enablers, including conceptual and practical levers.
Paola Fusaro; Nicolas Jouan; Lucia Retter; Benedict Wilkinson
The authors of this report identify and examine several factors to assess the orientation of Russian military strategy, including the balance of power, Russian diplomacy with China, views on future war, and trends in force readiness and mobilization.
RAND Corporation experts are available to discuss Russia's escalation of strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure and the implications for Ukraine, Russia, and the United States and European allies. Topics they can discuss include Russia's and Ukraine's military actions and capabilities, Western support for Ukraine, NATO's role, diplomatic prospects, overall security of the border between western Ukraine […]
Policymakers and scholars discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine on the Indo-Pacific. Presenters examined the conflict from the perspective of Japan and the United States as well as the possible impact it may have on the international order.
Harry B. Harris, Jr.; Taisuke Abiru; Dara Massicot; Michael J. Mazarr; Kenko Sone; Jeffrey W. Hornung
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