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Hoover Digest by topic: Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

April 21, 2014

This Time, There Will Be no Surge

There is fresh fighting in Anbar, a province once pacified by U.S. troops. In Iraq, Al-Qaeda is far from spent.

April 21, 2014

The Arab Spring Implodes

We failed to understand the wave of change—or to shape it—because we failed to understand Islamism.

October 18, 2013

A Beautiful Friendship

Europeans have been claiming, to quote Captain Renault, to be “shocked, shocked” about American spying. They should know better.

October 18, 2013

No Safe Havens?

October 18, 2013

Watching the Detectives

Free societies can indeed restrain their intelligence agencies, largely by keeping them honest.

October 18, 2013

Lives in the Balance

The NSA’s data-mining efforts seem, in the end, to be a tradeoff between national security and individual privacy that’s worth making.

October 18, 2013

October Surprises

The Cuban missile crisis represents an enduring tale of complacency, fragmented data, and the frantic race to pick signal out of noise.

July 1, 2013

Ten Years On