On March 21, 2024, the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) and 16 state attorneys general announced a broad lawsuit against Apple on antitrust grounds. The suit’s crux lies in Apple’s tight control over the iPhone ecosystem. Apple says this control contributes to the smartphone’s appeal for users, while the U.S. government argues it […]

A speech given during XVIII. Gottfried von Haberler Conference on May 17, 2024 Summary This lecture is based on the contrast between the classical liberal idea on the one hand and the idea of Platonism or scientism on the other. The classical liberal idea is to recognize every human being as a person with fundamental […]

  Freedom and the rule of law are of paramount importance in free societies. A functioning democracy is likely the best system for preserving these values. At present, there is perceived antagonism between democracies and authoritarian regimes. Although this may not fully capture the complexity of global politics, it is evident that the free world […]

  After Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, it appeared that the United States and Europe had one clear policy toward Russia. NATO was again united and strong. Although military supplies for Kyiv were initially lackluster, unity prevailed on sanctions and support. The Ukrainians were defending themselves bravely and Russia faced a military […]

Challenges by the Global South will change the power game. The first weekend of June brought another session of the top security summit in Asia, the Shangri-La Dialogue. The Chinese Minister of Defense Li Shangfu and the United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke there, playing the usual blame-dodging game and warning against the […]

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