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Niall Ferguson
In the News

Niall Ferguson Finds The Future In The Past

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Financial Review
Saturday, May 28, 2016

He's running late. It's an occupational hazard for a rock star professor juggling the global lecture circuit, high-brow talk shows and op ed pages, and advising board rooms on what might be lurking around the corner.

In the News

The Long Struggle Over The Legal Bounds Of Fighting Terrorism

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Friday, May 27, 2016

Karen Greenberg’s new book, “Rogue Justice,” takes on a challenging task: adding new insight to our understanding of the long-running legal battles surrounding the post-9/11 fight against terrorism.

Stanford Oval
In the News

Stanford Junior Receives Shultz Fellowship For Research On Israel

featuring George P. Shultzvia Stanford News
Friday, May 27, 2016

Hillel@Stanford has awarded Stanford junior Yisroel Quint the George and Charlotte Shultz Fellowship in Modern Israel Studies.

Education Image
Analysis and Commentary

Proposed ESSA Regulations Limit States On Accountability

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Friday, May 27, 2016

As everyone knows, the Department of Education released its latest package of proposed regulations today. Among other issues, this round addresses the heart of the Every Student Succeeds Act: its accountability provisions.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "At Least You're Not Mullah Mansour" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, May 27, 2016

President Obama makes one last pivot to Asia in an official visit to Vietnam and Japan. The United States kills the Taliban’s leader. And a State Department inspector general report scolds Hillary Clinton and others for their use of private email. Plus, Susan reads cybersecurity advice for members of Congress—from other members of Congress. And the gang is all together—in a cool new photo!

In the News

The Mental Gymnastics Of The Pro-Trump GOP

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia Chicago Tribune
Friday, May 27, 2016

This week, two leading conservative writers made cases for why queasy Republicans should (or will) suck it up and support Donald Trump. This happened, somewhat hilariously, in the same week in which Trump spent approximately 15 minutes mocking various Republicans at a California rally, publicly bashing New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a well-liked rising star in the GOP, and blatantly lying about telling a previous blatant lie about raising $6 million for veterans.


On Nuclear Weapons, Nations Must Cooperate To Avoid Catastrophe

by Sam Nunnfeaturing George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia The Washington Post
Thursday, May 26, 2016

President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima comes almost 71 years after the conclusion of a world war that was fought and ended with tremendous sacrifice, huge casualties and immense devastation. Today, global nuclear arsenals are capable of destroying not only cities but also civilization itself. 

Harvey C. Mansfield
In the News

Harvey Mansfield Is The Man

featuring Harvey C. Mansfieldvia The Weekly Standard
Thursday, May 26, 2016

There aren't many political philosophers who operate on the level of Harvey Mansfield. By which I mean that it takes a special kind of smart to be able to explain serious philosophy in a way that even chuckleheads like me can understand it.


Tim Kane: Is The Fed Really Ready To Raise Interest Rates?

interview with Timothy Kanevia Bloomberg
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Tim Kane discusses the Fed's monetary policy and how it affects the economy. Kane notes that to stimulate the economy we need to turn our attention away from the Fed and focus on regulatory and tax policies.

Related Commentary

Learning What Not To Do: The North Korean Nuclear Example

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Strategika
Friday, May 27, 2016

There are no historical precedents to justify current American confidence that the treaty with Iran will prevent it from going nuclear. There are, however, historical precedents of how unauthorized and unhelpful secret back channels have derailed ongoing major U.S. governmental diplomatic initiatives and negotiations that involve difficult players.