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Analysis and Commentary

Will Artificially Intelligent Weapons Kill The Laws Of War?

by Herbert Linvia The Bulletin
Monday, September 18, 2017

On September 1, Vladimir Putin spoke with Russian students about science in an open lesson, saying that “the future belongs to artificial intelligence” and whoever masters it first will rule the world. “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind,” he added. “It comes with colossal opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”

Analysis and Commentary

How We Measure Poverty Is Key To Knowing Who Is Poor

by Timothy Kanevia The Hill
Sunday, September 17, 2017

The irony of the release date of the U.S. government’s annual poverty report, which is always in mid-September, is that it coincides with the annual product launch of Apple.

Analysis and Commentary

Insecticides, Raw Milk, Coal — Sometimes Good Intentions Turn Bad

by Henry I. Millervia San Jose Mercury News
Friday, September 15, 2017

With phrases like “better safe than sorry” and “look before you leap,” it’s clear that concerns about risk are a part of our psyche. Unfortunately, when we take those clichés to heart, we often end up plagued by another: “Out of the frying pan and into the fire.”


Alice Hill Discusses Whether We Are Spending Enough On Disaster Preparation

interview with Alice Hillvia Marketplace
Friday, September 15, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Alice Hill discusses how to prepare for and how to spend our money wisely before and after disasters.

In the News

How Should Lawmakers Handle The Automation Revolution?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia The Stute
Friday, September 15, 2017

The robots are taking over! Well, not exactly taking over, but they are starting to creep into more than just our daily lives. Most notable is the rise of self-driving cars. As the industry leaders have stated, the ultimate goal of these cars is to replace every single human driven car and make traffic jams and car accidents a thing of the past. 

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Area 45: A Better Strategy For The Next Natural Disaster In Light Of Hurricanes Harvey And Irma

interview with Alice Hillvia Area 45
Friday, September 15, 2017

Everybody Talks about the Weather... 

In the News

Building Coastal Resilience: U.S. Risks And Preparedness

mentioning Alice Hillvia Stanford Woods Institute
Friday, September 15, 2017

Stanford scholars, government and business leaders, and other stakeholders will discuss the threats to and future of the world's coasts.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Rules In The Digital Age?

by Larry Diamond, Abbas Milanivia Stanford Alumni
Friday, September 15, 2017

How do we balance the right to free speech on digital platforms with other important values—security, civility and privacy? How have authoritarian regimes in the Middle East responded to the Arab Spring, and what role is social media currently playing the region? In these two recent Stanford event recordings, faculty and academic experts explore these timely, complex topics.


Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Forbes article "Land Of Many Uses Or No Uses?"

Analysis and Commentary

Report From Naples

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Former star student Thomas Strenge wrote me an interesting email and gave me permission to quote. What follows below is my slightly edited version of what he wrote.


Research Teams

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.