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Hoover Digest by topic: Ethnic Conflicts

January 21, 2014

Colliding Currents

Ataturk, Erdogan, and the battle for the Turkish soul.

October 18, 2013

Unholy Alliance

Alas for Lebanon. Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah have turned the country into an arena for their unending proxy wars.

October 18, 2013

Pendulum of Power

Instead of a new political system, Egyptians will get only a new Nasser.

October 18, 2013

Kurdistan Seizes Its Moment

In the bustling, confident north, the pretense of “one Iraq” grows weaker by the day.

April 26, 2013

Keeping the Peace

January 25, 2013

The Ever-Useful Mob

Image credit: German Federal Archives

Beware of “spontaneous” outrage and the temptation to appeasement. By Yuri Yarim-Agaev.

October 26, 2012

The Syrian Rebellion

late leader Hafez al-Assad
Image credit: © ABACA/Newscom

Bashar al-Assad was once the reformer, the “good czar” who would lead Syria into modern times. It was never meant to be. By Fouad Ajami.

August 13, 2012

Hearts and Minds: Counting the Costs

Brenda Dwiggins
Image credit: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia

The American way of winning popular support is now a well-oiled—and very expensive—strategic machine. By Thomas H. Henriksen.

August 13, 2012

A New Grand Strategy

The greater Mideast is being transformed. Now the United States must transform its Mideast policy just as dramatically. By Charles Hill.