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Analysis and Commentary

Getting Around Economic Sanctions In Sudan

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, July 20, 2017

When I started the Ph.D. economics program at UCLA in September 1972, one of the first things we graduate students heard that we should be doing different in our daily lives was to subscribe to the Wall Street Journal. If I recall correctly, Ben Klein recommended it in a class he taught (that I wasn't taking at the time) and the recommendation filtered back to me.

In the News

Iran Sentences Princeton Graduate Student To 10 Years For Espionage, Report Says

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia The Washington Post
Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Chinese American student whom Iran has accused of espionage was sentenced by an Iranian court to 10 years in prison, the judiciary’s official news agency reported Sunday, a move likely to raise tensions with the Trump administration ahead of a deadline to waive some Iran sanctions.

Russia and Its Islamic World

by Robert Servicevia Books by Hoover Fellows
Friday, July 14, 2017

In Russia and Its Islamic World, Robert Service discusses Russia’s long and difficult relationship with Islam, within its borders and across the world, from the thirteenth century to the present. He maps Russia’s complex and sometimes contradictory interactions with its Muslims, nearby Muslim states, and the Middle East, exploring centuries of Russian territorial expansion and occupation, Muslim jihad, the Soviet assault on Islam, the fall of the Soviet Union, and Russia’s current bid to reestablish itself as a world power.


Activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali: ‘To Change People’s Minds’

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Stanford Magazine
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali seeks a better way to fight terrorism.

In the News

The Hard Truths Of Mosul's 'Liberation'

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Week
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Finally, allied forces have announced the liberation of Mosul — now largely a ruin, reduced to penury, seething with enmity — from the Islamic State. Thousands are dead, a million displaced. Streets are still mined. And, as an Iraqi with a long career stretching from policing to governance warned me, the expulsion of ISIS has not driven the self-styled caliphate's poisonous ideology from the souls of all those left inside Iraq's second city.


'Don't Let Muslim Prisoners Form Militias': Ayaan Hirsi Ali Urges NSW Government To Ban Islamic Imams From Australia's First Terror Jail

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Daily Mail (UK)
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali notes that allowing Muslim imams inside prisons will further radicalize the prsioners and turn them from just being prisoners who committed terrorist acts to militias that can train and remain inspired in these prisons.

In the News

West Wing Reads

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia White House
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In the National Review, Victor Davis Hanson writes President Trump “delivered the antithesis” to President Obama’s Cairo speech in Warsaw.


Trump’s Anti-Cairo Speech

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

From the pessimistic Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle to the glum Roman critics like Petronius, Tacitus, Juvenal, and Suetonius to the German nihilists such as Hegel, Nietzsche, and Spengler, the inherent challenge of the West was rarely the permanent end of freedom and material wealth. Instead, the difficulty has been largely that we have the burden to use properly our bounty and must decide how to handle unchecked personal liberty and comfort.


Ayaan Hirsi Ali Calls For Boycott Of Halal-Certified Food

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Daily Mail (UK)
Monday, July 10, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on Australians to boycott halal-certified food because some of the proceeds from the sales of the food are used to fund Islamic DAWA.

Analysis and Commentary

The Arab World On The Road To State Failure

by Kobi Michael, Yoel Guzanskyvia The Institute for National Security Studies
Monday, July 10, 2017

This book examines the phenomenon of the failed state in the Arab world. In order to understand the systemic and regional implications of this phenomenon, which has spread throughout the Arab world and intensified as a result of the past six years of regional upheaval, we make use of the theoretical and empirical infrastructures in the relevant professional literature as well as a conceptual infrastructure constructed specifically for this study.