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Deter the Cyber Weapon from Being Employed

by Bing West via Military History in the News
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

At different historical periods, weapons emerged that changed how armies fought. Four millennia ago on the flat plains of Mesopotamia, the Assyrians employed the chariot—predecessor of the tank—to dominate all opposing tribes. In the twelfth century A.D., Genghis Khan’s horsemen swept out of Mongolia, employing highly mobile firepower—superb riders equipped with short bows—to terrify the more civilized peoples living along the western edges of Europe.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: The NFL In An Age Of Activism

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A wave of progressive fervor grips the NFL -- but do the league's actions match up with its rhetoric?

In the News

The High Cost Of Good Intentions: A History Of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

At a time when entitlement spending poses a fiscal challenge unlike any in our nation’s history, the Hoover Institution’s John Cogan addresses the question of how and why these federal programs have grown so large and have become so far removed from the ideals on which they were founded in The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs.

Period Military HistoryAnalysis and Commentary

Barbara W. Tuchman, The Guns Of August (1962)

by Vince Gouldingvia Classics of Military History
Monday, September 25, 2017

Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August is the starting point for any serious study of the First World War. Its great strength lies in its adroit connection of the political decision making and strategic miscalculations which led to the military operations that directly followed in that critical opening month of the war. 

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Area 45: The Trump Administration’s Peacemaking Strategy In Israel

interview with Peter Berkowitzvia Area 45
Monday, September 25, 2017

The prospect for peace in the Middle East requires believing in miracles.

Analysis and Commentary

The Blockchain Is The Internet Of Money

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, September 22, 2017

Silicon Valley visionary Balaji Srinivasan explains how bitcoin works and why he regards it as revolutionary.


Jack Goldsmith: The Internationalists

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Hoover Institution
Monday, September 11, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith examines the role that war has played in international relations from the sixteenth century to the present -- a role profoundly transformed by the "Internationalists," who created the rules and institutions that gave us seven decades of unprecedented peace between states. 

In the News

Victor Davis Hanson Speaks On WWII

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Hillsdale College
Thursday, September 21, 2017

When Germany invaded Poland, Adolf Hitler believed the war would simply be a border war. However, once Germany invaded the Soviet Union, things changed.

The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World
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Security by the Book - The Internationalists: How A Radical Plan To Outlaw War Remade The World

interview with Jack Goldsmith, Oona A. Hathaway, Scott Shapirovia Lawfare
Monday, September 11, 2017

The Hoover Institution hosted "The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World" on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.

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The Libertarian: The Single-Payer Fantasy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Where Bernie Sanders' moonshot health care proposal goes wrong.


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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.