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Analysis and Commentary

Trump As National Security Threat

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I don’t, as a rule, endorse political candidates. I don’t do work for campaigns. I have never given a dime to a candidate—for any office. I have never signed up to be an adviser to one either.

Analysis and Commentary

Wishful Thinking And Unintended Consequences

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mrs. Clinton was won over. Opposition leaders "said all the right things about supporting democracy and inclusivity and building Libyan institutions, providing some hope that we might be able to pull this off," said Philip H. Gordon...

In the News

Why So Many US Presidents Have Failed To Bring Middle East Peace

quoting George P. Shultzvia Al-Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Several days earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warmly welcomed former US Secretary of State George Shultz, who visited Jerusalem.

World Puzzle

When The World Is Aflame

with Michael McFaul, Condoleezza Ricevia Stanford OpenXChange
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Former Washington Post Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East Correspondent Janine Zacharia moderated a discussion with Hoover fellows Michael McFaul and Condoleezza Rice to consider the crucial role of the university in a fragmented world and the way forward in fixing a multitude of broken systems.

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Abbas Milani On KQED's Forum: Reformists In Iran Tout Election Gains

interview with Abbas Milanivia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses Iran's election results and what they could mean for the country's chance of reform.

Analysis and Commentary

American Diplomacy In Syria Has Handed A Victory To Bashar Al-Assad And Vladimir Putin

by Kori Schakevia National Review Online
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The impetus for John Kerry’s “cessation of hostilities” deal is easy to understand: According to the United Nations, 450,000 Syrians are under siege in 15 locations, and another 4 million are in hard-to-reach areas. The administration’s humanitarian concerns do them credit. But sometimes the best humanitarian contribution is success on the battlefield.

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Strategika: “ISIS And Islam,” With Raymond Ibrahim

interview with Raymond Ibrahimvia Strategika
Friday, February 26, 2016

Raymond Ibrahim explains how Islamic history and theology have influenced the development of ISIS.

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Strategika: “Understanding ISIS,” with Mark Moyar

interview with Mark Moyarvia Strategika
Friday, February 26, 2016

How the radical Islamist group fits into the broader history of terrorism.


The Latest Issue Of China Leadership Monitor Is Now Available Online

via China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

China Leadership Monitor Winter 2016: Issue 49, is available online.

Economic Policy

Supply-side Structural Reform: Policy-makers Look For a Way Out

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Policy-making with respects to economic reform has been extremely inconsistent since early 2015.


Research Teams

The Working Group on Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy explores an array of foreign policy topics to develop orienting principles about the most important policy challenges that face the United States.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.