Russia

Filter By:

Topic

Type

Author

Research Team

Use comma-separated ID numbers for each author

Support the Hoover Institution

Join the Hoover Institution's community of supporters in advancing ideas defining a free society.

Support Hoover

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Deck Chairs On The Titanic" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tamara talks about the administration's revamping of its efforts to staunch ISIS recruitment. Shane discusses how the NSA is making the line between cyber attacks and defense even blurrier. And I have a proposal to solve the going dark problem. Plus, Tamara visits another podcast and the most.

Stephen Kotkin on Robert Conquest’s Conquering the Former Soviet Union
Blank Section (Placeholder)

Stephen Kotkin on Robert Conquest’s Conquering the Former Soviet Union

with Stephen Kotkin, Eric Wakinvia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Hoover research fellow Stephen Kotkin discusses Conquest’s revelatory work on life behind the Iron Curtain,  noting that Conquest definitively established the colossal scale of Soviet horrors, correctly identified their source in Marxist ideas and practices, and underscored the legions of Western dupes who retailed Soviet lies, beginning when Stalin was alive and decades thereafter.

Poet Sam Gwynn on Robert Conquest’s Literary Achievements
Blank Section (Placeholder)

Poet Sam Gwynn on Robert Conquest’s Literary Achievements

interview with Sam Gwynn, Elizabeth Conquestvia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Poet Sam Gwynn presents a talk on Conquest’s literary achievements and his relationships with well-known writers such as Kingsley Amis. Among his considerable gifts, Bob was a superb conversationalist. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh: the look of playful delight that animated his face as he nailed a punch line is impossible to forget.

John O’Sullivan Discusses Robert Conquest’s Influence on Margaret Thatcher
Blank Section (Placeholder)

John O’Sullivan Discusses Robert Conquest’s Influence on Margaret Thatcher

with John O'Sullivan, Josef Joffevia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Journalist John O’Sullivan investigates Conquest’s influence on Margaret Thatcher’s administration. Firm of conviction and excellently informed, Conquest provided countless politicians, including Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, with guidance about the roots of the USSR's policies around the world.

George Shultz on Robert Conquest’s Influence on the Reagan Administration
Blank Section (Placeholder)

George Shultz on Robert Conquest’s Influence on the Reagan Administration

with George P. Shultz, Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow and former secretary of state George P. Shultz illuminates Conquest’s far-reaching influence on Ronald Reagan’s administration. Robert Conquest set the gold standard for careful research, total integrity, and clarity of expression about the real Soviet Union and provided guidance about the roots of the USSR's policies around the world.

Michael McFaul on Lessons for US-Russia Relations and for the Ukraine Today
Blank Section (Placeholder)

Michael McFaul on Lessons for US-Russia Relations and for the Ukraine Today

with Michael McFaul, Mary Kisselvia Hoover Institution
Monday, January 25, 2016

Five years ago, Russia was in a much stronger position, both at home and in the world. Today,  Putin is playing defense, doubling down on bad decisions guided by an outdated theory of international politics.

Victor Davis Hanson
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson On Secure Freedom Radio Podcast (27:37)

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Secure Freedom Radio
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the Obama administration’s appeasement of Putin; consequences of immigration crisis for Europe; how a national implementation of California immigration policies would change America; and what it would mean for homeland security if the Afghan government fell.

Blank Section (Placeholder)Featured

Enemy Of The State

by Mark Harrisonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What was everyday life like under the Soviet police state?

Analysis and Commentary

The KGB Gave My Book Its Title

by Mark Harrisonvia University of Warwick
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

My book One Day We Will Live Without Fear: Everyday Lives Under the Soviet Police State is published today in the US. It will be available in Europe from February 29. This is the story behind the title of the last chapter of my book, which I also used as the title of the book as a whole.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Foolishly Doubles Down On Putin: “Many Say Putin Didn’t Do It”

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Thinking About (Blog)
Monday, February 1, 2016

Donald Trump doubled down on Vladimir Putin in an interview with Fox Business News as he reacted to a British court public inquiry into the 2014 poisoning death of Russian defector and British citizen, Alexander Litvinenko. The British inquiry found that two Russian agents (Lugovoi and Kovtun) were guilty of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, that they were, beyond a reasonable doubt, acting on the behalf of others.

Pages