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Policy Change Begins With Education

featuring William J. Perry, James Goodby, George P. Shultzvia The William J. Perry Project
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I have dedicated the balance of my life to educating the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons because I believe they pose one of the greatest existential threats to humanity we have ever faced.

Hoover Book Soiree, Reminder: Rosa Brooks On "How Everything Became War And The Military Became Everything"

by Jack Goldsmith, Benjamin Wittes
Monday, September 26, 2016

The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Office will take place on Wednesday, when Ben interviews Rosa Brooks about her new book: How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon.


Kori Schake: Obama, Syria, And The Missed Opportunities Of UNGA 2016

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, September 26, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses bright spots and blunders of last week’s UN General Assembly, Obama's speech to the UN, the refugee crisis and the war in Syria, and whether or not Obama successfully achieved what he set out to do.

In the News

Americans Don't Buy Snowden The Hero

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Commentary
Monday, September 26, 2016

The Kremlin thinks everyone should see Oliver Stone’s adulatory bio-pic Snowden. “[It has] a brilliant script,” said Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, “and, what is most important, it is nearly a documentary. This is an excellent opportunity for everyone to learn what actually happened. It’s a must-see.”

In the News

Fresh Words For Forever Wars — 19 New Books From Belleau Wood To Wall Street To Washington

mentioning Kori Schake, General Jim Mattisvia Military Times
Monday, September 26, 2016

From Belleau Wood to Wall Street to Washington, here’s your guide, listed by category and in order of reading satisfaction and relevance, to the season’s books. You’ll find new names (Mogelson) and familiar names (Mattis) in nonfiction and fiction about patrols, politics, the Pentagon, peeves and pets.

Analysis and Commentary

From Jolie-Pitt To The Jolly Pit Of Globaloney

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 26, 2016

They should have cancelled United Nations week in New York as soon as the news broke that Angelina was divorcing Brad. Did any family more perfectly embody the hopes of that nebulous but uplifting entity, the international community, than theirs?

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Decryption Mandates And Global Internet Freedom

by Adam I. Kleinvia Aegis Paper Series
Monday, September 26, 2016

The potential international effects of a domestic decryption mandate have been a significant factor in the debate over U.S. encryption policy.  Some fear that a U.S. decryption mandate would empower authoritarian regimes and would clash with the United States’ international Internet-freedom agenda.

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Strategy And Assets In The Middle East

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan
Monday, September 26, 2016

The goal of this Caravan has been to provide an account of the strategic underpinning of the challenges the US faces and which the next administration—whoever occupies the White House—will have to address. Five distinguished experts have explained how the historical preeminence of American military power in the region cannot be taken for granted. It can be maintained only through a clear strategic vision and the political will to act on it. 

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson: Five Ingredients For A Populist Backlash

interview with Niall Ferguson
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses five ingredients for a populist backlash.


James Mattis And Kori Schake: Civ-Mil Relations In The U.S. And Strategy Tales From Australia

interview with General Jim Mattis, Kori Schakevia War on the Rocks
Friday, September 23, 2016

Hoover fellows James Mattis and Kori Schake discuss civil-military relations, the subject of their new book Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military.


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