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The Ghost Of Lenin: The Epic Fight For A Dubious Honor

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Friday, March 24, 2017

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.

Policy Seminar with Sir John Vickers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Sir John Vickers, Warden of All Souls College, University of Oxford, presented “Banking Reform in the UK.” 


Niall Ferguson: Destined For War: Can America And China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Harvard Institute of Politics
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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.

Using the Archives
In the News

Stanford Students Praise New Hands-On Approach To Archival Research

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Stanford students who experience a new archives-centric teaching approach stress the importance of exposure to primary historical materials for students of all disciplines.

Analysis and Commentary

Silas Palmer Fellow Niall Chithelen Examines the Lives of Foreign Journalists in Twentieth-Century China

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Niall Chithelen uses the archive of Randall C. Gould and Milly Bennett to better understand the lives of foreign journalists in twentieth-century China.


Recent Visiting Fellow Uses Hoover Archives to Revisit the Field of Comparative Economic Systems and the Problem of Assessing Soviet Economies

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Visiting research fellow Paul Dragos Aligica uses the archives at Hoover for the comparative analysis of economic systems.


The Education Of An American Sage

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Thomas Sowellvia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Thomas Sowell discusses his own rise from poverty and the country’s ‘degeneration’ into ‘grievance culture.’
Uncommon Knowledge
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Senator Tom Cotton, Immigration Reform, And The RAISE Act

interview with Thomas Cottonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Reforming current legal immigration and refugee legislation.

The "First Things" of American Constitutionalism: A Conversation with Hadley Arkes

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts "The "First Things" of American Constitutionalism: A Conversation with Hadley Arkes" on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST. 


The Challenge Of Dawa: Political Islam As Ideology And Movement And How To Counter It

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Hoover Institution Press today released The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Counter It by 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.

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Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.