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Analysis and Commentary

Woodrow Wilson's Woman Problem, A Case Study For The Trump Era

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Donald Trump will not be the first president upstaged by a mass demonstration of women. The consequences depend on whether both he and modern-day feminists learn from their predecessors’ experience.

In the News

What Happens Next?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Those who are ignorant of history, George Santayana remarked, are condemned to repeat it. It’s not quite true, of course.

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Mosul And The Future Of Iraq

by Mark Moyarvia Military History in the News
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The 100,000-man assault on the Iraqi city of Mosul has reportedly made swift gains in recent days. After months of slow going, the assault force of Iraqi Army soldiers and Kurdish and Shiite militiamen appears to be wearing down the heavily outnumbered ISIS defenders. Obama administration officials are touting the recent advances as vindication of their strategy of restricting American participation to advice and support of local forces.

In the News

An Echo Of Ronald Reagan

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia US News
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trump seems poised to prove foreign policy experts wrong, just like Reagan did.

The identification card issued to Jakub Berman
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New Finding Aids Now Available For Hoover Archives Collections

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New finding aids to seven collections at Hoover Archives are now available through the Online Archive of California. The new finding aids represent significant holdings in collections related to Russia, Latvia, Poland, and Japan.

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell: Retirement, Cronkite & Trump

interview with Thomas Sowellvia Garrison (WIBC)
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sowell talks about how President Johnson and Walter Cronkite lost the Vietnam War, what the future holds for Donald Trump, as well as Sowell's retirement.

US Poster: The Strategic Nuclear Arms Race
In the News

Research By Stephan Kieninger Explores The Reagan Administration’s Diplomacy

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Silas Palmer fellow Stephan Kieninger explores the legacy of Cold War nuclear policy and diplomacy.

In the News

Dropped Into History

mentioning Amy Zegart, Colonel Joseph (Joe) Felter (ret.)via Medium
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A sophomore seminar gives students an intimate view of the people and places surrounding the Battle of Little Bighorn.

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Increased Support For Afghanistan

by Mark Moyarvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

This past week, the Marine Corps announced that it will be deploying 300 Marines to Afghanistan’s Helmand province to serve in an “advise-and-assist” capacity. According to Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner Jr., who will command these Marines, their duties will include helping the Afghans in intelligence, logistics, and other combat-enabling functions. Their most immediate concern will be the defense of the province’s beleaguered capital, Lashkar Gah.

Smoke over Warsaw, a photograph from a Luftwaffe pilot’s album (World War II Pictorial Collection, Box fEC)
In the News

Papers Of One Of Poland’s Top World War II Generals Donated To Hoover Archives

Monday, January 9, 2017

Documents, correspondence, and writings of General Wacław Stachiewicz (1894–1973), the chief of staff of Poland’s armed forces during 1935–39, have been received by the Hoover Archives.  Stachiewicz was largely responsible for Poland’s defensive preparations and the subsequent armed response to the invading armies of Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia in September 1939, the first month of World War II.



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.