The cadres of the global commentariat often discuss the intricate relationships among the world’s most meaningful triumvirate, namely the United States, Russia, and China. Less often analyzed, however, are the very potent and peculiar interactions between Moscow and Beijing. It is the ghost of Lenin—the decades-long competition between Russia and China to be the leading rival of the United States.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson joins a panel discussion concerning the historical context for US-Chinese relations, referencing the theories of Thucydides as well as recent economic and military evolutions of the two countries. The panelists also took questions from the audience regarding the changing dynamics of the two superpowers, the future of diplomatic negotiations, and the ramifications of Thucydides Trap and a potential security dilemma.
The Hoover Institution Press today released The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Counter Itby Hoover research fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In this free downloadable report, Hirsi Ali argues that the American public urgently needs to be educated about both the ideology of political Islam, dawa, and the organizational infrastructure that Islamists use to inspire, indoctrinate, recruit, finance, and mobilize those Muslims whom they hope to win over to the extremist cause.