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Analysis and Commentary

What’s In A Name? Plenty, If It’s A ‘GMO.’

by Henry I. Millervia National Review
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

'Genetically modified organism’ is a meaningless category.


Tackling Rare And Orphan Diseases

by Henry I. Millervia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rare diseases are commonly neglected, simply because they are, well, rare. In the aggregate, however, they affect huge numbers of people.

In the News

JuliaCon Draws Global Users Of A Dynamic, Easy-To-Learn Programming Language

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia MIT News
Monday, July 18, 2016

Now three years old, the Julia programming language is helping to solve problems in areas such as economic modeling, spaceflight, and bioinformatics.


George Shultz On Bloomberg Radio (4:50)

interview with George P. Shultzvia Bloomberg
Monday, July 18, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses the US election and his new book Blueprint For America.

A dollar bill carried aboard and signed by the members of the bombing crew on July 1, 1946 (Beth Flippen Scheel collection, box 1)
In the News

Hoover Marks The Seventieth Anniversary Of “Operation Crossroads” With The Release Of Rare Sound Recordings

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This week Hoover Library & Archives announces the public release of rare and unique sound recordings that document the July 1946 detonation of nuclear bombs on the Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands—one of the most significant events in the history of nuclear energy. The recordings, part of Hoover’s United States Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service records, detail the preparation, process, and aftermath of the nuclear testing known seventy years ago as “Operation Crossroads.” Since the first detonation on July 1, 1946, the Bikini Atoll tests have become emblematic of the dawn of the nuclear age and the beginning of the Cold War.


New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Institution
Monday, July 18, 2016

The latest issue of Hoover Digest is now available online.

Hearing to Review Budget Requirements & Justification for the Nuclear Cruise Missile

by William J. Perry
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry gives a testimony before the US Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Analysis and Commentary

The Kismet Of Basic Science

by Henry I. Millervia Project Syndicate
Friday, July 15, 2016

The British journalist Matt Ridley is usually an insightful commenter on the philosophy and practice of science. But his assessment of the relationship between basic research and technological innovation – in short, that “‘basic science’ isn’t nearly as productive of new inventions as we tend to think”– misses the mark.

In the News

Here’s What A Conservative Climate-Action Agenda Would Look Like

quoting Jeremy Carlvia Grist
Friday, July 15, 2016

You won’t be hearing anything about combating climate change at the Republican National Convention, but it’s not for lack of conservative climate solutions. There are plenty of policies a free marketeer could embrace that would cut greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate market distortions at the same time.


David Davenport: Separation Of Powers Is Slow But Alive

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Friday, July 15, 2016

Two recent court cases are a welcome reminder that the separation of powers doctrine may be slow to act but is still alive.


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.