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Analysis and Commentary

Obama Is Right On Chelsea Manning

by Benjamin Wittes, Susan Hennesseyvia Lawfare
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

By the time you read this, a firestorm may—or may not—be breaking out over President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence. We’re not sure what the reaction is likely to be, to be honest. Predictably many of Manning’s supporters are jubilant. 

In the News

An Echo Of Ronald Reagan

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia US News
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trump seems poised to prove foreign policy experts wrong, just like Reagan did.

In the News

Trump Worries European Allies Before Inauguration

quoting Josef Joffevia Los Angeles Times
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Even before he enters the White House on Friday, President-elect Donald Trump has signaled that his foreign policy could include a diminished Europe and an unfettered Russia, creating deep unease in many of America’s traditional allies.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Has Bared His Fangs To Merkel. He Will Do Untold Damage To Europe

by Josef Joffevia The Guardian
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The president elect praises Brexit, cosies up to Putin and promises to take an axe to Nato and established trading systems. Prepare for a remake of the 1930s.


Kori Schake: Trump, Mattis And US Security Strategy In Asia

interview with Kori Schakevia The Diplomat
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses President-elect Trump's national security team and how they might shape US strategy in Asia.


Could Europe Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Trump?

by Josef Joffevia The Atlantic
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Some small consolations for the angst-ridden of the Old Continent.

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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.

In the News

Why Donald Trump Will Not Win His Battle With US Intelligence Agencies

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Hindustan Times
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It is astonishing to watch the current confrontation between US intelligence agencies and Donald Trump. The president-elect has finally conceded that Russia may have meddled in the US presidential election but is incensed that a report by a former MI6 officer about the Trump team’s alleged contacts with the Kremlin and his lurid escapades in Russia were leaked to the media.


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.

Analysis and Commentary

Six Thoughts In Defense Of James Comey

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Let me start with a disclosure: FBI Director James Comey is a personal friend. So feel free to dismiss, if you like, what follows as the rantings of a guy who doesn’t like to see friends put through the ringer. That said, the emerging bipartisan groupthink on Comey needs a big splash of ice cold water.


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