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Should We Worry About North Korea?

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Henriksen discusses the North Korean regime’s aggressive activities, which continue to cause alarm in the international community—but do they truly threaten global security?

In the News

EPF's Syariah Scheme A Model For Other Nations

quoting Hoover Institutionvia New Straits Times Online
Monday, August 22, 2016

The world of pensions, whether state social security or private schemes, is constantly under pressure or in question as to its future sustainability.

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The Classicist: "Lessons From World War II"

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Why 1941—the year that transformed World War II—holds lessons for contemporary foreign policy experts.

Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show (12:50)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Forbes article "Do Alternative Estimates Show China Entering A Period Of Stagnation?"

Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond: “Watch The Watchdog”

interview with Larry Diamondvia Nepali Times
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses why it is so difficult for democracy to work in the least developed countries like Nepal.

Analysis and Commentary

Do Alternative Estimates Show China Entering A Period Of Stagnation?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, August 15, 2016

The media have largely ignored the alternative estimates of Chinese growth of the Conference Board. These calculations (discussed below) claim that China’s growth has been overstated by some thirty percent over the reform era, that it has averaged around five percent for the past five years, and is little different or lower than the two large Asian Tigers (Taiwan and South Korea) during their thirty years of rapid growth starting in 1960. 

In the News

Here's What Uber's Departure Means For China's Economic Future

quoting Michael Spencevia
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

I've written quite a bit this year about China's economic transition. Michael Spence, the Nobel Prize-winning economist, calls it the middle-income transition, when a company moves from a developing economy to an advanced economy.


Secret Japanese Military Maps Could Open A New Window On Asia's Past

featuring Hoover Institutionvia National Geographic
Monday, August 1, 2016

These maps were captured in the waning days of World War II as the U.S. Army took control of Japan. American soldiers confiscated thousands of secret Japanese military maps and the plates used to print them, then shipped them to the United States for safekeeping.

Background EssayAnalysis and Commentary

Is Another 9/11 Possible?

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Strategika
Monday, August 15, 2016

At 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Egyptian terrorist Mohammed Atta and four Saudi accomplices flew hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing all 92 passengers and crew on board as well as hundreds more inside the building. 

Analysis and Commentary

Mao's Murderousness

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, July 29, 2016

In the most important Marginal Revolution post this month, Alex Tabarrok quotes from Frank Dikotter's "Looking back on the Great Leap Forward," in History Today.