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Hoover Digest by topic: Human Rights

October 12, 2011

Turbulence in the Fourth Wave

Dominos falling
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Even if the Arab spring does create a surge of regional democracy, expect the tide to ebb and flow. By Larry Diamond.

October 12, 2011

Poor Countries Can Afford Democracy

And if they put their new freedoms to work, they won’t even remain poor. By Gary S. Becker.

October 12, 2011

The Case for Staying On

Iraq and Gates chess game
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Only a continuing American role can help Iraqi democracy find its feet and block Iranian power. By Fouad Ajami.

October 12, 2011

The Next Convergence

Hoover fellow Michael Spence ponders India, China, and the one essential element in economic growth: innovation. An interview with Peter Robinson.

October 12, 2011

The Palestinian Distraction

Blame Israel—despots in the Arab world are old hands at this way of sidestepping their own failures. Now this delusion is infecting the Arab spring. By Josef Joffe.

October 12, 2011

A Legal Atrocity

The author of the notorious Goldstone Report admits he got it wrong. Too late. By Peter Berkowitz.

July 13, 2011

America’s Democratic Credentials

Hoover senior fellow Michael McFaul briefs President Obama in the Oval Office in
Image credit: White House/Pete Souza

Hoover fellow Michael McFaul, who has the president’s ear on Russia, argues that promoting freedom is both moral and wise.

July 13, 2011

The Revolutionary Republic

Sun Yat-sen, at top center of this 1912 calendar

In 1911, China rejected feudalism to enter the modern era. A new Hoover exhibit on a century of change. By Hsiao-ting Lin and Lisa Nguyen.

July 13, 2011

Robert Conquest's Five Books

Solzhenitsyn
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Hoover research fellow Robert Conquest was interviewed for the blog FiveBooks (www.fivebooks.com), whose mission is to “invite international experts to recommend the best reading in their given fields of interest.”

July 13, 2011

Extending an Invitation to Reform

Saudi King Abdullah, right, and then-president Hosni Mubarak of Egypt
Image credit: Agence France-Presse/Hassan Ammar

The United States has always been among the kingdom’s best friends. Who better to help it change? By Leif Eckholm.