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Who Lost Russia (This Time)? Vladimir Putin

by Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner
Friday, July 31, 2015

In the late 1990s, as Russia’s economy descended into a death spiral—eventually culminating in the August 1998 crash of the ruble and the government’s default on its international loan commitments—a series of books and articles appeared asking, “Who Lost Russia?”

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The Classicist, with Victor Davis Hanson: “The Four Horsemen of World Politics”

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, July 31, 2015

The four great national security challenges facing the United States.

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Jerry Shenk: Obama Ignores The Lessons Of History

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Mercury
Friday, July 31, 2015

The Obama administration has all the whimsy of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” but none of the movie’s humor or intelligence. In the movie, to pass a history class, teen-age “time-travelers” meet and learn from historic figures.

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Russia's Veto Of The MH17 UN Criminal Tribunal Is An Admission Of Guilt

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vladimir Putin is minimizing his losses. Yesterday, Russia vetoed the UN resolution (proposed by the four countries that suffered the greatest loss of human life) to form a Criminal Tribunal to punish those directly and indirectly responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

Interviews

Tim Kane On Bloomberg (2:04)

interview with Timothy Kanevia Bloomberg
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses low unemployment rates and the Federal Reserve's wait to raise interest rates.

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The End Of The Cold War: 1985–1991

featuring Robert Servicevia Publishers Weekly
Thursday, July 30, 2015

In this authoritative and deeply informed political and diplomatic history, Service (Trotsky), a seasoned British historian specializing in studies of Soviet Russia, delivers a masterful account of the final years of the Cold War, when a small, remarkable group of statesmen sought an end to the dangerous standoff between superpowers.

Interviews

John Taylor On The Financial Crisis In Greece--Implications And Lessons Learned Subcommittee Hearing

by John B. Taylorvia United States Senate
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor gives his insights on the financial crisis in Greece.

Other Media

Who Will Provide The Muscle For A Syrian 'Islamic State-Free Zone'?

quoting Kori Schakevia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

As the U.S. and Turkey begin clearing Islamic State fighters from Syria’s northwestern border, their ambitious mission raises a new set of troubling questions, chief among them: Who will provide the military muscle to oust the extremists and protect civilians sheltering in the new buffer zone?

Other Media

Keeping Politics Out Of Banking Has Paid Off Handsomely

quoting Stephen Haber, Charles Calomirisvia Financial Review
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Australia's four pillars policy exemplifies democracies that have kept the merger ambitions of bankers under control.

Blogs

Biography Of Edmund Phelps

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, I have bios of all of the winners of the Nobel Prize in economics through 2004, technically the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

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