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In the News

We Asked Ferdinand Mount: What Should Be The Purpose Of American Power?

quoting Henry A. Kissingervia National Interest
Friday, August 28, 2015

Almost every word of The National Interest’s question could itself be questioned: Has the Cold War ever definitively ended? Vladimir Putin doesn’t seem to think so.

In the News

Mobile Banking Could Take Over The Developing World

quoting John Villasenorvia Buzzfeed
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A new Brookings Institution report says financial tech is helping to close the economic gender gap and connect marginalized communities that lack access to banks.

In the News

Russia Is Sending Jihadis To Join ISIS

quoting John B. Dunlopvia Daily Beast
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Even as Washington touts its counterterrorism partnerships with Moscow, evidence points to Putin's intelligence service practically helping the Islamic State.

Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory On The John Batchelor Show (9:09)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Forbes piece, “Russia Inadvertently Posts Its Casualties In Ukraine: 2,000 Deaths, 3,200 Disabled,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.


‘The End Of Tsarist Russia,’ By Dominic Lieven

by Josef Joffevia The New York Times
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

World War I was the greatest empire slayer of all time. Down went the Ottoman Empire, ruling from Bosnia to Basra.

In the News

Reconciling Positions Of The Ukrainian Crisis

featuring Henry A. Kissingervia Russia Beyond The Headlines
Thursday, August 27, 2015

In a recent interview, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger suggested the possibility of reconciling the different positions of those involved in the crisis in Ukraine, raising hopes that a resolution could be brokered peacefully.

Analysis and Commentary

Robert P. Murphy: We've "Been Warning For Years"

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Austrian economist Robert P. Murphy writes: As shocking as these developments [drops in stock prices and increased volatility] may be to some analysts, those versed in the writings of economist Ludwig von Mises have been warning for years that the Federal Reserve was setting us up for another crash.

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In Praise Of Difficult Allies

by Kori Schakevia Military History in the News
Thursday, August 27, 2015

This week, we friends of France celebrate the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation in 1944. Four years earlier, the Wehrmacht’s combined arms had roared through the Ardennes forest from the Netherlands, bypassing from the north France’s eastern line of defenses.

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A Memoir Of The Missile Age

by Vitaly Leonidovich Katayevvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Behind the scenes during the nuclear arms race—a Soviet insider’s perspective. 


In The Race For Arctic Energy, The U.S. And Russia Are Polar Opposites

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Obama administration dithers while Moscow—with China close behind—revs up offshore oil production.