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April 10, 2014 | Bloomberg View

Medicare Has Become a Problem for Democrats

April 4, 2014 | ForeignPolicy.com

Why the Long Face? (Registration Required)

March 17, 2014 | Lawfare

From the Department of Dubious Civil Liberties Accomplishments

Amidst the flap between the CIA and the SSCI last week, you may have missed the news about the back-and-forth between NSA and the FISA court over whether the agency may, must, or mustn't retain telephony metadata past the five year deadline for its destruc
December 9, 2013

Hoover hosts NAFTA at Twenty conference

Hoover hosts NAFTA at Twenty conference
Image credit: Alex Covarrubias

On Monday, December 9, 2013, “NAFTA At Twenty,” a conference on the twentieth anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, was hosted by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Click here to view the event.

October 25, 2013

Professor Bengt Jangfeldt on Raoul Wallenberg

Bengt Jangfeldt speaks at the Hoover Institution
Image credit: Steve Gladfelter

Swedish author and historian Bengt Jangfeldt spoke Tuesday to a packed Stauffer auditorium on the heroic actions and tragic fate of the young Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews in Hungary during World War II, including a member of the audience (as well as the late Tom Lantos, a former member of Congress from California).

August 19, 2013

Arctic Security Initiative meeting

Arctic Security Initiative meeting.
Image credit: Janet Chang

On August 15, the Arctic Security Initiative convened a Technology Working Group of policy and technical experts to discuss the continuing challenges of operating in the Arctic, one of a series focused on how best to help policy makers understand both the importance and the challenges of the US Arctic region.

August 5, 2013

Oxford professor Rana Mitter discusses Hoover’s modern China collections and their significance

Eric Wakin (left), director of the Hoover Institution's Library and Archives and
Image credit: Janet Chang

Whether peaceful or menacing, China’s rise is a fact. To help us understand the new China, we must look at its past; by studying its complicated history and its relationships with the United States and its Asian neighbors we can begin to understand the principles and actions of this ancient yet vibrant country and thus facilitate US policy making.

July 30, 2013

Stephen Kotkin's talk to be titled "Stalin's Collectivization: Crime of the Century or Necessity?"

Stalin at the Tehran Conference in 1943.

Collectivization is one of the most studied aspects of Soviet history. This talk by Professor Stephen Kotkin will reexamine Stalin’s decision making and the formation of the totalitarian system by putting the audience inside Stalin’s head.

July 15, 2013

Legislative Delegation from Taiwan Visits Hoover

Hsiao-ting Lin (right), research fellow and curator of Hoover’s East Asian Colle
Image credit: Rebecca Fahy

A bipartisan Taiwanese legislative delegation visited Hoover on Friday, July 12, 2013, as part of a diplomatic tour of the United States. The delegation included legislators Lin Yu-fang, Chen Tan-sun, Chan Kai-chin, and Wang Yu-min and officials from Taiwan’s foreign and defense ministries. Accompanied by Bruce Fuh, director-general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, the delegation met and exchanged views on US-Taiwan relations with Hoover fellows.