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Steady and Rising

by Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The American economy, going from strength to strength.

The Human Side of Trade

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

In a dynamic economy, short-term pain is real. But over the longer term? Free trade leads to better, richer lives. 

Friedman on Freedom

by Milton Friedmanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

“A society that puts equality ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.” Wisdom from the late, great Milton Friedman.

Make America Exceptional Again

by John H. Cochrane via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The rule of law, the centerpiece of American exceptionalism, is under assault. How to halt the predations of the regulatory state. 

Rugged Individualism

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Two of the gravest threats to this distinctively American value: nanny states and helicopter parents. 

The Soft Bigotry of Political Correctness

by Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

President Trump has never bowed to the culture of victimization. His lack of deference could be liberating.

Winning Women

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Woodrow Wilson at first found himself scandalized by protesting women, but soon he championed their cause. How President Trump and feminists might likewise make common cause.

Ten Ways to Rescue Mideast Policy

by Russell A. Berman, Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

In the Middle East the previous administration established neither democracy nor security—and now Russia is on the scene. 

Before Push Comes to Shove

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

What the president needs to learn—fast. 

The Russia Question

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

American relations with Moscow have become a geopolitical mess—a mess, very largely, of our own making. 

Break Up the Bromance

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Just getting along with Russia isn’t going to be good enough. If the new administration wants a “reset” of its own, it will need to demonstrate clarity and strength. 

“It’s Best Not to Mess with Us”

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The nuclear poker game with Moscow has already begun—or, rather, resumed. 

Chicken Soup for the Russian Soul

by Ralph Petersvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A strongman with a messianic streak, Vladimir Putin might almost have stepped from the pages of Russian history. 

Red Dawn

by Ellie Cawthorneinterview with Robert Servicevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A hundred years ago, Russia’s last czar pondered revolution, the modern world, and the end of the Romanovs. Historian Robert Service explores the mind of Nicholas II. 

Trump Versus the Spies

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

All presidents clash with their intelligence experts, but the hostility the new administration has displayed is unusual—and risky. 

Energy Efficiency: Still Low-hanging Fruit

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

There are still plenty of ways we can use energy more efficiently. Simple changes would produce large effects. 

Time to Count the Costs—And Adapt

by Gary D. Libecapvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Environmental activists must quit playing politics and begin to practice one of the fundamental disciplines of good governance: weighing benefits against costs. 

Inconvenient Math?

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

On climate change, the uncertainties multiply—literally. 

Freedom for Indian Country

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The federal government has long been proven unworthy of Indians’ trust. How the new administration can do better. 

Diplomacy, Not Doomsday

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

When dealing with North Korea, diplomat and Hoover fellow William J. Perry advises, set aside the big stick—and the Kim regime might actually listen.

License to Hate

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

The label of “hate crime” is used to score political points, not to end violence. It should be eliminated. 

“The Core of a Just Society”

by Carolyn Pheniciefeaturing Condoleezza Ricevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Hoover fellow Condoleezza Rice calls for the transformation of our schools.

A Chance for Choice

by Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

By appointing Betsy DeVos education secretary, President Trump shows he’s listening to parents. 

Use Your Words—And Your Ideas

by Michael J. Petrillivia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Arguments over education have divided America. Here’s how reformers can swap acrimony for action.

Farewell to a Citizen-Scientist

by David Hoffmanfeaturing Sidney D. Drellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

Hoover fellow Sidney Drell worked with science’s deepest and most dangerous nuclear secrets, and generations of American leaders benefited from his guidance. An appreciation of a physicist, a scholar, and a patriot. 

Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

by Peter M. Robinsonfeaturing Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

There’s never been a level playing field, insists economist and Hoover fellow Thomas Sowell, and we should never have expected one. 

The Many Lives of Babi Yar

by Norman M. Naimarkvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

One of the blackest chapters of World War II: the German massacre of Kyiv’s Jews. The horror of Babi Yar, suppressed in the Soviet era, may be finding its proper place in European memory at last. 

Hoover and the Great Outdoors

by Jean McElwee Cannonfeaturing Herbert Hoovervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

A lifelong outdoorsman, Herbert Hoover praised nature as a font of inspiration, relaxation, and American values. Naturally, Hoover played an energetic role in developing America’s national parks. 

Weapon on the Wall

by Jean McElwee Cannonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 24, 2017

As World War I raged, posters encouraged, enticed, and even shamed young Americans into joining the great conflict.

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2009 No. 2

by David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Laurel Harbridge Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Peter M. Robinson Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Richard A. Posner Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Russell Roberts Monday, April 20, 2009
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 20, 2009
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Robert J. Barro Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Todd Zywicki Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Clint Bolick Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Terry M. Moe Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Chris Mondics Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Philip Bobbitt Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittes Monday, April 20, 2009
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by Kori Schake Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Henry I. Miller Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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by Daniel Pipes Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Stephen Haber Monday, April 13, 2009
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by William Ratliff Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Jeffrey M. Jones, Daniel Heil Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Kimberley A. Strassel Monday, April 13, 2009
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by Caleb Daniloff Friday, April 10, 2009
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, April 10, 2009
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by Fouad Ajami Friday, April 10, 2009
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by Tai-Chun Kuo Friday, April 10, 2009
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by Emily Johnson Friday, April 10, 2009
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Hoover Digest, 2009 • no. 1 • Winter
Thursday, January 22, 2009

2009 No. 1

by Michael J. Boskin Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Michael Spence Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Gary S. Becker Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by George P. Shultz Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Todd Zywicki Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Russell Roberts Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Timothy Garton Ash Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by David Davenport Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Tunku Varadarajan Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Shelby Steele Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Bill Whalen Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Joshua Teitelbaum Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Fouad Ajami Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Daniel Pipes Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Terry Anderson, Laura E. Huggins Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Richard A. Epstein Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Amichai Magen Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Josef Joffe Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by John B. Dunlop Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Mvemba Phezo Dizolele Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Gerald A. Dorfman Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Kareem Yasin, Norman M. Naimark Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Thomas Sowell Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Bill Steigerwald Thursday, January 22, 2009
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by Robert Conquest Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Mark Harrison Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Nicholas Siekierski Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Maciej Siekierski Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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by Christine B. Podmaniczky Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Hoover Digest, 2008 • no. 4 • fall
Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2008 No. 4

by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Peter Berkowitz Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Jack Goldsmith Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Daniel Pipes Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Josef Joffe Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Benjamin Wittes Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Dino Falaschetti, Michael J. Orlando Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Prakash Loungani Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by W. Kurt Hauser, David Ranson Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Alvin Rabushka Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrilli Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Diane Ravitch Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Henry I. Miller Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Bill Whalen Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by James W. Ceaser Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Richard A. Epstein Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Peter Berkowitz Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Janine di Giovanni Sunday, October 12, 2008
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by Paul R. Gregory Wednesday, October 15, 2008
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by Colonel Christopher Starling Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by James J. Hentz Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by William Damon Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Philip Bobbitt, Peter M. Robinson Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Richard Sousa, He Lidan Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Michael Spence Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Timothy Garton Ash Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Niall Ferguson Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph William "Bill" DeMarco Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Hoover Digest 2008 No.3
Tuesday, July 1, 2008

2008 No. 3

by Fouad Ajami Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Larry Diamond Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Shmuel Bar, Bruce Berkowitz Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Peter Berkowitz Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Cecile Shea Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, June 27, 2008
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by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Richard A. Posner Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Dino Falaschetti Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Diane Ravitch Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Jay Mathews Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Arnold Beichman Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, June 27, 2008
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by F. Scott Kieff Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Richard A. Epstein Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, June 27, 2008
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by William Ratliff Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Paul R. Gregory, Maciej Siekierski Friday, June 27, 2008
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by Jialin Zhang Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Timothy Garton Ash Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Golfo Alexopoulos Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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by Bradley Bauer Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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China’s Deep Logic

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

A big country—one that’s always sought a big role in the world. 

What Is Russia’s Military Up To?

featuring Lieutenant General H. R. McMastervia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

The decrepit Red Army of Soviet days has been replaced by a modern, effective fighting force. How effective? It’s the job of Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster to find out. 

Peace as Cold as Siberia

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

America’s frigid relations with Russia have little to do with US policy. They have a great deal to do with Vladimir Putin. 

Moscow’s Wounded Pride

by Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Vladimir Putin embodies many of the pathologies of the post-Soviet state, a land both animated and crippled by its sense of mission.

Wellsprings of Violence

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Has radicalism been Islamized, or has Islam been radicalized? If we are to fight this kind of terrorism effectively, the answer matters. 

How to Sustain Our Military

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Ships, shells, and boots on the ground: restoring our armed forces is all in the details. 

Ready or Not? Not

by Thomas Donnellyvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

How budget cuts and shortsighted thinking have gutted both our capacity and our readiness. 

Warriors and Citizens

by Rosa Brooksvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Civilians either thank him for his service, and let it go at that, or ignore him altogether. It’s time for Americans to get to know the soldier next door. 

The Walking Dead

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 21, 2016

Continually revived by unprincipled—or ignorant—US politicians, socialism is a zombie idea. 

The Saudis Feel Cornered

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 11, 2016

Riyadh is at the center of a coming regional storm.

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