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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.

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.

Analysis and Commentary

US Trade Deficits Or Surpluses With Selected Large Countries

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Comprehensive statistics on US global trade in goods and services with some large countries are available for 2014; goods, but not services, data are available for some countries in 2015, but goods only data provide an incomplete picture of overall U.S. trade balances.

In the News

When The World Is Aflame

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

Hear from top scholars and international affairs experts about the global issues we face today and the need for greater compassion. Learn what role universities may play in a fragmented world and how they may be a way forward in fixing broken systems. 

Analysis and Commentary

Estonian Digital Residency Update IV: The President Weighs In On "Going Dark"

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The FBI v. Apple flap exploded on the public scene just as I was learning my way around my new Estonian e-Residency card, which promises—among other things—secure communications between card holders. I am currently working on the next piece in my series about Estonian e-Residency, so more on the...


Kori Schake: The Future of Putin’s Russia And The Syria Dilemma On Foreign Policy

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, February 29, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses the current US approach to managing Syria — from the peace talks to the not-so-subtle rise of Putin’s influence on this conflict.

Joseph W. Stilwell, 1940. Photo courtesy of John Easterbrook.
In the News

China Maintains Respect, And A Museum, For A U.S. General

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The New York Times
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Early in his tenure as commander of the United States’ World War II mission in China, Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell expressed a grudging fondness for the damp, ramshackle capital deep in the country’s southwest that would be his base for the next several years.

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Law As A Weapon Of War

with Jack Goldsmith, Orde Kittrievia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Hoover Institution hosted "Law as a Weapon of War" on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. The event was recorded and can be listened to below.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.