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Hoover Digest by topic: Cold War

April 18, 2008

The Problem of Pakistan

Decades of stop-and-start attention from the United States may have done more harm than good. By Cecile Shea.

April 17, 2008

The Autumn of the Patriarch

When will an American president finally scrap our embargo on Cuba? By Oscar Espinosa Chepe and William Ratliff.

April 17, 2008

Defusing the Bomb Culture

The growing effort to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. By George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, and Sam Nunn.

April 17, 2008

Putin’s Flawed Model

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The assertion that Russia has discovered a new kind of capitalism— “market authoritarianism”—is a myth. Putin and company have no idea how to sustain real growth. By Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss.

April 16, 2008

Starting Anew on Taiwan

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In 1949, Chiang Kai-shek faced both utter defeat and a second chance. What he did next. By Ramon H. Myers and Hsiao-ting Lin.

April 16, 2008

Monstrous Folly

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Paul R. Gregory’s new book, Lenin’s Brain, peers into the nightmare workings of the Soviet state. By Andrew Nagorski.

April 16, 2008

The Great Terror at 40

Robert Conquest and a television crew prepare for a scene in the documentary Red Empire

As his classic work is republished, Robert Conquest reflects on how it threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets.

April 16, 2008

Teaching The Federalist

What happens when South Korean students take a close look at American democracy. By Peter Berkowitz.

January 16, 2008

Master and Masterpiece

Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak's great work, Doctor Zhivago, has turned 50. The Hoover Institution shared some of its vast collection of documents and photos for an international symposium. By Leonora Soroka.

January 16, 2008

Communism Inc.

Soviet financial document

Over time, the Soviet Communist Party became oddly businesslike. By Eugenia Belova and Valery Lazarev.