Raymond Zilinskas, director of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, has donated several rare publications on the history and development of Soviet anti-plague and biological warfare defense programs to the Hoover Institution Library. Of particular note is a twelve-volume set entitled Zanimatel’nye ocherki o deiatel’nosti i deiateliakh protivochumnoi sistemy Rossii i Sovetskogo Soiuza (Moskva, 1994-2002) on how to create defenses against plague and other infectious diseases.
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Hoover Institution Press released Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives by Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, a profound work that relied heavily on material in the Hoover Archives.
Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses her article “Vlad the Impaler,” noting that Putin no longer seems to want what Obama can give him. To put it differently, the things Putin wants Obama has already given him: a de facto veto on US policies, from Syria to missile defenses, and quiescence on Russia's descent into authoritarianism.