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Hoover Digest by topic: International Relations

October 12, 2011

Between the Gates of Tears

USS San Jacinto
Image credit: U.S. Navy/Mass Comm. Spec. 2nd Class Ja’lon A. Rhinehart

Jihadist violence troubles the lands around the Arabian Sea, where sailing of any sort has rarely been smooth. By Camille Pecastaing.

October 12, 2011

Reading Machiavelli in Tehran

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Image credit: Taylor Jones

Iran’s two top leaders scheme. By Abbas Milani.

October 12, 2011

Hard but Enduring Lessons

Another thing Americans must never forget: that security depends on nurturing democracy and freedom around the world. By Condoleezza Rice.

October 12, 2011

Exit Door

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Image credit: Taylor Jones

American troops went to Afghanistan to defeat terrorists. Bring them home too hastily and their work may be undone. By Kori N. Schake.

October 12, 2011

The Bin Laden Decade

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Image credit: Taylor Jones

Taking stock of the years since 9/11. By Jessica Stern.

October 12, 2011

In Reagan's Footsteps

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Image credit: © Agence France-Presse/Attila Kisbenedek

As the Reagan centennial year draws to an end, Europeans honor the man who, as Margaret Thatcher put it, “won the Cold War without firing a shot.” By Edwin Meese III.

October 12, 2011

Turbulence in the Fourth Wave

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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.