The Republic of Abkhazia is recognized as an independent country today by only the Russian Federation, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and a handful of other states although it declared its independence during the course of the Russo-Georgian conflict of 2008. That lack of recognition, however, has not deterred Abkhazia from pursuing state-building activities, the most important of which were the presidential elections held on August 26, 2011. The Hoover Institution has acquired a set of election campaign literature from all three candidates, despite the lack of diplomatic relations between the United States and Abkhazia. The material, including posters, brochures, and leaflets, can be found in the Abkhaz subject collection.
Fouad Ajami, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and cochair of the Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, discusses, with John Batchelor, his op-ed “The Last Battle of the Cold War.” Afghanistan was once thought of as the last battle of the Cold War, but, according to Ajami, that designation must be accorded to the ongoing struggle in Syria. Moscow has declared the sovereignty of the Assad regime a "red line," stating that it would veto any resolution in the Security Council that would put the regime in jeopardy.
Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, talks with Sir Harold Evans in an interview titled “The Fight over Russia’s Soul,” in which they discuss Putin, Russia, Israel, Ukraine, Georgia, foreign policy, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, the European Union, her time as secretary of state, and empowering women around the world.
Another reason to care about how well American schools teach math: a country’s math skills are directly tied to its future wealth. By Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson.
He was the dashing, doomed general who challenged the Bolsheviks, an icon of a Russia that might have been. By Anthony Kröner.
No amount of global clamor will create a Palestinian state. The state of Israel shows what will: hard work, good will, and timing. By Fouad Ajami.