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China Leadership Monitor

Updated quarterly, seeks to inform the American foreign policy community about current trends in China's leadership politics and in its foreign and domestic policies.

March 14, 2014

Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle (Part 1: The Shaanxi Gang)

Like successful politicians elsewhere, President Xi Jinping assumed China’s top leadership role with the support of an inner circle. This group has been crucial to Xi’s efforts to consolidate power during his first year in office. This first article in a series of three focuses on native-place associations, namely the so-called Shaanxi Gang, which includes the “Iron Triangle” grouping in the Politburo Standing Committee. Such discussion can help reveal the future trajectory of politics and policy-making during the Xi administration. The analysis of the positioning and promotion of some of Xi’s longtime friends provides an invaluable assessment of both Xi’s current power and the potential for effective policy implementation.

March 14, 2014

Mao’s Shadow

Nearly four decades after his death, Mao Zedong remains a controversial figure in Chinese Communist Party history, raising as he does questions of legitimacy. Over the past year the issue of how the Mao years should be evaluated in comparison to the reform years has been raised and discussed by Xi Jinping and others. This discussion apparently responds to divergent opinions in the party and seems to reflect Xi Jinping’s determination to define China’s ideology and its limits.

March 14, 2014

After the Third Plenum: Economic Reform Revival Moves toward Implementation

The Third Plenum basically fulfilled the expectations placed on it, as it responded adequately to the credibility crisis that confronts Chinese policy today. New challenges of interpretation and implementation now rise to the fore. With the creation and staffing of the Reform Leadership Small Group, the initial outlines of the implementation process are coming into view. These show continued strong commitment to the goals of economic reform, but significant risks of reform strategy and implementation persist.

Defining Ideas

Hoover's task forces and working groups produce contemporary material on subjects ranging from global economic issues to national security and from energy policy to education.

April 24, 2014

Has Ed Reform Failed?

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Real change won’t come until we strip teachers unions of their power.
April 22, 2014

Executive Power on Steroids

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In four recent Supreme Court cases, the Obama administration takes a crabbed view of individual rights.
April 21, 2014

Obamacare: Debate Over?

High enrollments offer no assurance that this plan will work.

Hoover Digest

Hoover's award-winning quarterly presents an overview of the research by Hoover scholars.

April 21, 2014

A Policy too Far

Yes, we need to make affordable health insurance available. But to do so we need to scrap the “cover everything” mentality.

April 21, 2014

Houses of Cards

The mortgage market came tumbling down because activists, regulators, and lenders laid such a wobbly foundation.

April 21, 2014

Bringing the NSA in from the Cold

Americans need to be convinced the secret agency is working for their good—and that any privacy trade-offs are worth it.

Policy Review

This bimonthly publication provides new and serious thinking on matters of public policy.

February 1, 2013

Left 3.0

Obama and the emergence of a newer left
February 1, 2013

The Post-Soviet Twilight

The stubborn political culture of Russia and the Ukraine
February 1, 2013

Investing in Bad Science

The dubious projects of government agencies

Education Next

This quarterly journal presents the facts as best they can be determined on issues related to K-12 education reform in the United States.

Hoover Press

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Essays and short articles, published by the Hoover Institution, that present Hoover fellows' research on contemporary policy issues and summaries of the collections in the Hoover Library and Archives.