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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein discusses the art of negotiation in light of discussions concerning a two state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Finding A Place For Atrocity Prevention Amid New Security Challenges

by Tod Lindberg, Lee Feinsteinvia United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Monday, March 23, 2015

When we recently set out for meetings in London, Berlin and Brussels on improving transatlantic links on atrocity prevention, foremost in our minds was concern about the dramatic return over the past 18 months of first-tier international security challenges. The rise of ISIS against the backdrop of civil war and humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, the new adventurism of the Russia of Vladimir Putin, and the daunting challenge of the Iranian nuclear program combine to take up a lot of space in the in-boxes of senior policymakers in North America and Europe.


Michael Spence At The Rimini Lecture In Economics And Finance Conference (9:20)

interview with Michael Spencevia Rimini Lecture In Economics And Finance Conference
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hoover fellow Michael Spence discusses his book The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World.

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“Failed States and Realistic Expectations,” with Stephen D. Krasner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Why America’s approach to failed states has been overly ambitious.

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“The Challenges of Nation Building,” with Francis Fukuyama

interview with Francis Fukuyamavia Analysis
Monday, March 16, 2015

Why American efforts overseas so often fail.

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Stalin’s Man In Spain

by Stephen Kotkinvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

‘Between a Communist and a traitor there can be no relations of any kind,’ Carrillo told his father, a Socialist party member, in 1939.

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The Spiral of Disorder: Europe, Russia, and the Middle East—and the Prospects of a New Foreign Policy

via Fellow Talks
Monday, March 16, 2015

Hoover fellow Russell Berman discusses Europe, Russia, and the Middle East and the prospects for a new foreign policy. 

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American Ascendancy: The Transition from British to American Dominance of the International Order

with Kori Schakevia Fellow Talks
Monday, March 16, 2015

Hoover fellow Kori Schake discusses China’s rise and whether its transition to world leader can be managed peacefully. 

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How to Think about Energy and the Climate

with George P. Shultzvia Fellow Talks
Monday, March 16, 2015

Hoover fellow George Shultz discusses energy and issues that threaten our existence.

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Shelby Steele’s Thankless Task

featuring Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, March 20, 2015

‘You,’ a character in Ossie Davis’s 1961 play “Purlie Victorious” says to another, “are a disgrace to the Negro profession.” The line recurs to me whenever I see Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson making perfunctory rabble-rousing remarks in Ferguson, Mo., Madison, Wis., current-day Selma, Ala., or any other protest scene where their appearance, like Toni Morrison on a list of honorary-degree recipients, has become de rigueur.


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.