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The White House’s Seven Deadly Errors

by Mark Moyarvia Defining Ideas
Friday, February 12, 2016

Why have so many of America’s military interventions failed over the past decade? 

A Conversation with Former Secretary of State George Shultz
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A Conversation With Former Secretary Of State George Shultz

interview with George P. Shultzvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, February 11, 2016

George Shultz discusses his time in the Reagan White House and what type of president America needs today.

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The Libertarian: “Ferguson And Consent Decrees”

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Richard Epstein looks at the legal battle that has led the US Department of Justice to take Ferguson, Missouri to court.

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Analysis and Commentary

David Cameron’s Gamble Is Paying Off

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The prime minister knows the European Union can’t afford to lose Britain.

In the News

Hoover Co-Hosts Conference On Peruvian Politics And History

Thursday, February 11, 2016

This week, Hoover Institution Library & Archives joined Stanford Center for Latin American Studies to host the conference “The Shining Path: Maoism and Violence in Peru.” This two-day event brought together renowned scholars, archivists, students, and journalists to discuss the Shining Path guerilla movement in Peru, and the vicious war that engulfed the country between 1980 and 1992.

Firing Line Broadcast Records, S0873, Hoover Institution Archives

Kiron Skinner: China’s Stall And The Reagan Enigma (13:30)

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia The American Interest
Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the challenges of chronicling the life of Ronald Reagan.

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The Predictable Failure Of The Syrian Peace Talks

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Military History in the News
Monday, February 8, 2016

The failure, ahem, suspension this week of United Nations sponsored talks in Geneva aimed at stopping the carnage in Syria was all too predictable. The talks were initially delayed by the inability of Syrian opposition groups to agree on who should get a seat at the table. Then after just five days of negotiations, the negotiators realized what should have been apparent from the start—an end to the Syrian civil war is highly unlikely absent conditions on the battlefield conducive to a negotiated settlement. What are those conditions?

John O’Sullivan Discusses Robert Conquest’s Influence on Margaret Thatcher

A Tribute To Robert Conquest

via Hoover Institution
Friday, February 5, 2016

On Monday, January 25th, Hoover Institution fellows and affiliates joined to celebrate the life and career of Robert Conquest, a preeminent Cold War scholar who became an expert on the abuses of the Soviet regime under Stalin. Conquest, who died on August 3, 2015, spent 28 years as a Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and was curator of the Russian and Commonwealth of Independent States Collection of Hoover Library & Archives between 1981 and 2007. A collection of his papers is held at Hoover Library & Archives.

Victor Davis Hanson
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Victor Davis Hanson: At Home And Abroad After Obama

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Institution
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses deterrence in terms of world affairs and especially after Obama. 

Bill Whalen
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Bill Whalen: Bye-Bye Hawkeye Cauci: How Iowa’s Results Impact The 2016 Election

by Bill Whalenvia Hoover Institution
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses Iowa Caucus Night and that Iowa kept to form on the Republican side: the “one of us” candidate prevailed.


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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.