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Michael McFaul On The Ukraine Crisis And The Russian Response To Iranian Sanctions

interview with Michael McFaulvia Fox News Radio
Friday, May 1, 2015

Hoover fellow Michael McFaul discusses the situation in Ukraine and says he believes in arming the Ukrainians. McFaul also notes the Russians are going to defect on sanctions no matter what. Even if Iran violates the terms of the agreement he said that the Russians will vote against snap back sanctions and if we try to get a better deal they will go against us on that too.

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Reality Check: Examining Field Of Presidential Candidates

quoting Bill Whalenvia NBC Bay Area News
Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hoover fellow Bill Whalen comments on how candidates have performed in recent elections, based on when they entered the race.


This Week’s “Rational Security” Episode

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, April 27, 2015

A discussion on the stability of Yemen, the security of Saudi Arabia, and the state of U.S. interests in the region.

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Why Scholars Say Armenian Genocide Was Genocide But Obama Won’t

quoting Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Newsweek
Friday, April 24, 2015

Bert Patenaude, a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford and a lecturer in history and international relations at the university, echoes that view. In an email to Newsweek, he wrote that “Armenia 100 years ago was a clear case of genocide, as the academic community agrees. It easily fits the legal definition of the Genocide Convention.”

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Beyond Human Rights Rituals A Case for State-Nation Specific Negotiation Of UNDRIP Implementation

quoting Tod Lindbergvia IC Magazine
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tod Lindberg, research fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, argues that Posner’s historical analysis is essentially wrong, “International human-rights law is good and useful not because it compels, which it mostly can’t, but because it inspires.”

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Clausewitz: Dead at Last?

by Williamson Murrayvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

At a recent meeting of the senior officers of one of the services, an academic expert on terrorism—one of the fashionable topics in Washington these days—announced that in the modern world Clausewitz was irrelevant because he had nothing to say about ISIS or the various other nasty malignancies bothering the international landscape.


Another Response To Andrew Mccarthy On The Corker Bill Iran Review

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Monday, April 20, 2015

The Iran deal by itself, no matter what it says, cannot permanently lift U.S. statutory sanctions.  Only Congress can permanently change the sanctions regime.  Even if Obama agrees in the handshake deal to permanently reduce sanctions, he cannot follow through on that pledge by himself.

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The Meaning Of Their Service

by General Jim Mattisvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 17, 2015

A retired four-star Marine Corps general on the clarifying effect of combat experience, the poison of cynicism and how veterans can help revive American optimism.

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Abbas Milani On The John Batchelor Show (31:40)

interview with Abbas Milanivia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hoover fellow Abbas Milani discusses Iran's incremental revolution where ordinary Iranians are quietly resisting their regime through rap music, sketches, etc.

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The 3 Things The Ayatullah Wanted To Achieve In His Defiant Speech

quoting Abbas Milanivia Time Magazine
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Supreme Leader appealed to hardliners while leaving the door open to the U.S.