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Stalin, Lenin, and Sverdlov
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Hoover Fellow Stephen Kotkin Discusses Stalin’s Rise And Consolidation Of Power

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Stephen Kotkin discusses Stalin’s rise and consolidation of power.

Analysis and Commentary

The Roots Of Obama’s Catastrophic Foreign Policy

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

And why the catastrophes are so consistent.

Analysis and Commentary

Russia’s Snarling Stuntman

by Stephen Kotkinvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 5, 2015

Russia is declining, with talent and capital in full flight. Yet despite this wretched hand, Vladimir Putin is trumping the West.


Michael McFaul: What Is Russia's Plan In Syria?

interview with Michael McFaulvia NBC News
Monday, October 5, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul gives his insights on Putin's master plans.


Legal Order: Lessons From Ancient Athens

by Barry R. Weingast, Gillian K. Hadfield, Federica Carugativia Oxford University Press (Blog)
Monday, October 5, 2015

How do large-scale societies achieve cooperation? Since Thomas Hobbes’ famous work, Leviathan (1651), social scientific treatments of the problem of cooperation have assumed that living together without killing one another requires an act of depersonalization in the form of a transfer of individual powers to an all-powerful central government.

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Andrei Sakharov: The Conscience of Humanity

by George P. Shultz, Sidney D. Drellvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, October 5, 2015

Andrei Sakharov holds an honored place in the pantheon of the world's greatest scientists, reformers, and champions of human rights.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "It's Putin's World And We Just Live In It" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, October 2, 2015

I missed this week's Rational Security taping, as an unfortunate result of a taekwondo sparring accident (the other guy is, alas, fine). But Shane and Tamara soldiered on without me.

Analysis and Commentary

U.N., Underwater Gas Reserves Help Solve Cyprus Split

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, October 3, 2015

New York was buzzing last week with global deal making and policy baking at the United Nations General Assembly.

In the News

The ‘Inventor’ Of The Mobile Internet Takes On Google, Samsung

quoting Stephen Habervia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Across the river from Reno’s casino district, above an Italian restaurant, you can find the little-known company that says it “invented the mobile Internet.”


Michael McFaul: Former Us Ambassador To Russia On Putin’s Decision To Launch Airstrikes In Syria: In The Long Run, Russia Is Making Themselves The Targets Of Sunni Extremists

interview with Michael McFaulvia Fox News
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria and what America must do to reassert itself as a global leader.