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Analysis and Commentary

The Anti-Science Seed Treaty

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

In September, the United States ratified the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, known as the International Seed Treaty. Like so many international agreements crafted under the auspices of the United Nations, it is severely flawed. Indeed, the Seed Treaty is a politically correct, anti-technology fiasco.

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New Finding Aids Now Available for Hoover Archives Collections

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New finding aids to seven collections at Hoover Archives are now available through the Online Archive of California. The new finding aids represent significant holdings in collections related to Russia, Latvia, Poland, and Japan.


Q&A: Former Defense Secretary Perry Spreads The News About Nuclear Dangers

interview with William J. Perryvia Reading Eagle
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry warns that the use of nuclear weapons is more likely now than it was during the Cold War.

US Poster: The Strategic Nuclear Arms Race
In the News

Research By Stephan Kieninger Explores The Reagan Administration’s Diplomacy

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Stephan Kieninger explores the legacy of Cold War nuclear policy and diplomacy.


Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Henry I. Millervia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 13, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses President-elect Trump asking R. F. Kennedy Jr. to Investigate Vaccine “Conspiracy Theory.” 

Analysis and Commentary

A Tale Of Two Trumps?

by David Davenportvia Townhall
Friday, January 13, 2017

Abraham Lincoln appointed three men who competed against him for the presidency to his cabinet, creating a talented and now famous “team of rivals.” Donald Trump’s cabinet has its own unusual flavor, creating a kind of dual presidency.

Analysis and Commentary

Empirical Data On The Privacy Paradox

by Benjamin Wittes, Emma Kohsevia Lawfare
Friday, January 13, 2017

The contemporary debate about the effects of new technology on individual privacy centers on the idea that privacy is an eroding value. The erosion is ongoing and takes place because of the government and big corporations that collect data on us all: In the consumer space, technology and the companies that create it erode privacy, as consumers trade away their solitude either unknowingly or in exchange for convenience and efficiency.


Terry Anderson On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Terry Andersonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Terry Anderson discusses his Forbes article "A Litmus Test For Trump's Public Land Policies."

In the News

The U.S. Nuclear Triad Needs An Upgrade

mentioning James O. Ellis Jr. via The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

[Subscription required] With bombers shifted to other duties and missiles aging out, the arsenal requires modernizing.

Analysis and Commentary

FDA’s Committees Provide Political Cover

by Henry I. Millervia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

[Subscription Required] Today, advisory committee meetings are held often when the FDA wants to political cover for a decision that has already been made.


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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.