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The View From the Toppled by Abbas Milani

The View From The Toppled

by Abbas Milanivia Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 5, 2016

The Shah saw political Islam as an antidote to communism, and did not repress clerics as enemies.

Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution
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Defense Policy Challenges For The Next President

by Kori Schakevia Hoover Institution
Friday, May 6, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake discusses the evolving threats to US interests that are waiting for the next presidential administration.

Abbas Milani: ISIS, Iran, and Saudi Arabia
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Abbas Milani: ISIS, Iran, and Saudi Arabia

with Abbas Milanivia Hoover Institution
Monday, April 18, 2016

According to Abbas Milani, crafting cohesive policy to deal with instability and threats in the Middle East requires understanding the ideological, social, and regime-based catalysts of unrest.

General Jim Mattis: What Should We Do About Iran?
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General Jim Mattis: What Should We Do About Iran?

with General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Institution
Sunday, April 17, 2016

In this talk, General Mattis applies his extensive national security and policy experience to current US-Iranian diplomacy. 


Islamism, Refugees and the European Crisis

by Hoover Institutionvia The Caravan
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The past several months have seen Europe reeling from ISIS attacks in Paris and Brussels. The European security forces have been called to task for their lack of coordination – this compulsion to keep secrets from other services has led in part to the success of these terror attacks.  


The Threat From Iran With Angelo Codevilla

interview with Angelo M. Codevillavia Strategika
Thursday, April 14, 2016

How the Iran nuclear deal has compromised American national security.

Analysis and Commentary

Strategika: “Iran: The Fork In The Road” With Kori Schake

interview with Kori Schakevia Strategika
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Will Tehran choose a moderate path or embrace radicalism?

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Yuri Yarim-Agaev on Key General Characteristics Common to Authoritarian Regimes

featuring Yuri Yarim-Agaevvia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Yuri Yarim-Agaev offers a methodical approach to the topic, explaining key general characteristics common to authoritarian regimes, including intrinsic opposition to US interests. As a result, according to Yarim-Agaev, regime change is the only viable solution to security threats from rogue actors. He argues that Ronald Reagan’s strategy for fostering peaceful change from within was proven effective during the Cold War and is an equally viable strategy for dealing with contemporary authoritarian regimes.

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George P. Shultz on Crafting Reagan’s Cold War Strategy

featuring George P. Shultzvia Hoover Institution
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Secretary George Shultz’s work alongside Ronald Reagan in crafting Cold War strategy and negotiating with Soviet leaders adds a valuable firsthand dimension to the discussion. Shultz outlines President Reagan’s diplomatic “playbook”: execute against your word, be realistic,  lay a strong hand, and know your agenda,  illustrated with personal stories from his experience in executive office. He also applies these lessons to current US relations with Iran and China, demonstrating a troubling deviation of today’s diplomacy from tested strategic principles.

Wuhan, China
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Charles Wolf Jr. on Reform in China

featuring Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Institution
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Charles Wolf’s remarks center on fostering reform in China, offering a counterpoint to Yarim-Agaev’s focus on regime change and support for internal dissidents. According to Wolf, several avenues for further democratic evolution, political reform, and marketization exist within the People’s Republic of China’s existing institutional framework. He suggests that stimulating further interaction between professional organizations in the United States and their bureaucratic equivalents in the Chinese Communist Party is the most practical strategy for accelerating such reforms.