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Hoover Digest by topic: World Leaders

October 18, 2013

Pendulum of Power

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

January 25, 2013

Hale, or Farewell

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez
Image credit: © Agence France-Presse/Juan Barreto

A despot’s health is a serious matter. By Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith.

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

The Syrian Rebellion

Content to watch from afar, President Obama once again demonstrates the tenuousness of his commitment to democracy. By Fouad Ajami.

August 13, 2012

Curse of the Goebbels Diaries

Joseph Goebbels “the first ‘spin doctor’
Image credit: Hoover Archives

The war was over, but the battle to publish the papers of the Nazis’ master propagandist was just beginning. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.

August 13, 2012

"Leading from Behind Is an Oxymoron"

Peter Robinson Uncommon Knowledge logo

Condoleezza Rice weighs America’s failures, successes, and diplomatic challenges yet to come. An interview with Peter Robinson.

April 6, 2012

Herbert Hoover's Road Not Taken

George H. Nash cartoon
Image credit: Taylor Jones

Completed forty-eight years ago, his magnum opus appears at last. George H. Nash discusses its insights into our thirty-first president. By Charity Nebbe.

April 6, 2012

The Arab Spring: What We Know Now

Obama on podium
Image credit: Taylor Jones

One year later, much of the conventional wisdom about the uprisings has been proven wrong. By Fouad Ajami.

April 6, 2012

Threat for Threat

Korean man with bombs
Image credit: Taylor Jones

How South Korea might deter its nuclear neighbor without going nuclear itself. By Dimitri Landa.

April 6, 2012

The Next Russian Revolution?

masked guerrilla theater group
Image credit: ©Reuters/Denis Sinyakov

The Soviet Union has been gone for twenty years, but the people of Russia are only just awakening. By Robert Service.