After President Obama concluded his nuclear agreement with Iran this summer, not only Obama’s supporters but even Brent Scowcroft, the national security adviser in two Republican administrations, compared the deal to President Ronald Reagan’s diplomacy with the Soviet Union.
The third in our series of our book soirees at the Hoover Institution's Washington Office will take place on December 2, when Ben interviews Edward Lucas of the Economist about his new book, Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet.
Henry S. Rowen, an economist and a military expert who led the RAND Corporation in the 1960s, expanding its research mission to include domestic policy, and who resigned abruptly in 1971 after a RAND copy of the top-secret Pentagon Papers was leaked to the news media by Daniel Ellsberg, died on Nov. 12 in Menlo Park, Calif. He was 90.
The Hoover Institution held its annual fall retreat during October 19 and 20, 2015. It offered presentations by Hoover fellows on a wide range of public policy issues, from US and world history to foreign policy to education and health care and the economic challenges of the future. Below is a selection of podcasts from the conference.
[Subscription required] American foreign policy today is in disarray. Faced with three major challenges to Western democracy — a restive Russia, an economically ascendant China, and Islamic extremism emanating from a strife-torn Middle East — President Obama has struggled to formulate a coherent strategy.