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Abbas Milani is a research fellow and codirector of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution

Q&A: Understanding Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

interview with Abbas Milanivia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hoover fellow Abbas Milani discusses the current state of nuclear negotiations with Iran.


The Full Glare Of European Hypocrisy On Surveillance

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

In case you needed a refresher course on European hypocrisy on surveillance and data privacy, the New York Times today obliges with two stories over which the connoisseur of human folly ought really to pause. The first involves the adoption by France’s lower parliamentary house of a new surveillance law so broad and so lacking in judicial review that it makes NSA’s legal authorities look like a straight jacket:

Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), is the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fello

Admiral Gary Roughead On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Admiral Gary Rougheadvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, May 4, 2015

Admiral Gary Roughead, USN (Ret.), an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses his Harvard International Review piece, “Getting Serious About the Arctic: US Interests in the North.” Roughead notes no longer are we at a point where we can just talk about climate change or the dramatic physical changes taking place, the United States must begin to make informed investments that best position it for a fruitful Arctic and Antarctic future.

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Speaking The Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses On National Security Law

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, May 4, 2015

For some time now, Lawfare and the Hoover Institution Press have been serializing our book on the Obama Administration’s speeches on legal policy and national security. Now, we are pleased to announce Hoover has released an edition in hard copy, complete with a handy compendium on what we call the canonical national security law speeches of the administration.

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Europe Gives $260 Billion For Anti-EU Greece But Balks At $65 Billion For Pro-Europe Ukraine

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, May 4, 2015

Greece’s election of an anti-Europe government showed it wants out. Ukraine’s EuroMaidan revolution shows it was willing to risk its existence to become a part of Europe. Europe has showered recalcitrant Greece with hundreds of billions of bailout funds while begrudgingly giving Ukraine tens of billions just to keep it alive, even though Ukraine is fighting Europe’s war against Russian expansionism.

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Containing Putin

by Michael McFaulvia Fellow Talks
Monday, April 20, 2015

Michael McFaul, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science at Stanford, and director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, discusses Putin and his worldview, and how to contain him.

Russell Berman
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The United States and Europe Facing Russia and Iran

by Russell A. Bermanvia Fellow Talks
Monday, April 20, 2015

Russell Berman, the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a member of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, discusses United States and European relations.

Milani discusses echoes of the Iranian evolution in Egypt
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Former Deputy's Graft Sentence Casts Shadow On Iran's Ahmadinejad

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

“If they act against Ahmadinejad not only are there more documents he might reveal, as he’s often threatened to do, but eventually people will start to ask, 'Who was behind him?'” said Abbas Milani, director of the Iranian Studies program at Stanford University. “And we all know the answer to that question - it's Ayatollah Khamenei and the IRGC’s top command,"

Michael McFaul gives the Class Day lecture to the Stanford class of 2007
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French Ambassador Talks Terrorism, Climate Change

mentioning Michael McFaulvia Stanford News
Friday, May 1, 2015

Michael Mcfaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, introduced Araud and described the bilateral relationship between the United States and France as “central to everything that we do.” McFaul pointed out that Araud played a key role in the writing of the economic sanctions that eventually brought Iran to the nuclear negotiations table.


Kori Schake On The Hugh Hewitt Show (38:15)

interview with Kori Schakevia Hugh Hewitt Show
Monday, May 4, 2015

Hoover fellow Kori Schake discusses the Iran nuclear agreement as well as Senators Tom Cotton's and Marco Rubio's amendment to the agreement, which Schake sees as self-defeating.


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