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The Ukraine War And Russian Stability: A Special Update On The Totalitarian State’s Political, Economic, And Social Future
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Pesci-ent Knowledge: Stephen Kotkin On Xi’s China, Putin’s Russia
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FEATURED PUBLICATIONS
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Strategika

Strategika

An online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past.

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Rethinking Major Interventions Abroad
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Send In The Marines? Rethink Major Interventions Abroad, Especially On The Ground And In The Middle East
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The Caravan

The Caravan

The Caravan is a quarterly publication on the contemporary dilemmas of the Greater Middle East

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Syrian Tragedy, Turkish Error, American Failing
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The Vacuum In U.S. Syria Policy–And How To Fill It
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California on Your Mind

California on Your Mind

Analysis, politics, and the economics of the Golden State

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California Will Spend $23,000 Per Household In 2023 State Budget. What Will Taxpayers Get?
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Despite Spending $1.1 Billion, San Francisco Sees Its Homelessness Problems Spiral Out Of Control
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Featured Videos

Why Putin Invaded Ukraine

Putin invaded Ukraine because, like all dictators, he is threatened by the expansion of democratic governments. 

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Secrets Of Statecraft: Unwrapping The Enigma, Mystery And Riddle: Stephen Kotkin Explains Russia To Andrew Roberts | Hoover Institution

Understanding the psyche of Russia and the Russians has bewildered Westerners for generations; foremost expert Stephen Kotkin gives some penetrating insights into how to do it.

Battlegrounds

Lithuania: On The Frontline Of European Security

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė discuss the future of European security, energy security, the future of NATO, Russia's reinvasion of Ukraine and aggression against Europe and the West, and prospects for strengthening the free world for the long competition against authoritarianism.

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Saints, Sinners, And Salvageables: Turduckens And How To Discuss Politics This Holiday Season

A healthy serving of a contentious election is on the table alongside the rest of the Thanksgiving trimmings.

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A World-Class Library & Archives

Founded by Herbert Hoover in 1919, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is home to some of the world's most renowned collections documenting war, revolution, peace, and political, economic, and social change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

Free and open to all, discover how to search the collections, arrange a research visit, or explore exhibitions by clicking below.

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Exhibitions | Now On View

The exhibitions Bread + Medicine: Saving Lives in a Time of Famine (September 19, 2022–April 28, 2023) and Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century (ongoing) are open and free to all visitors to Hoover Tower, at the heart of Stanford University campus.

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Research Services

Planning an onsite visit to the reading room? Conducting your research from afar? Staff are ready to connect you with the most relevant materials through reference consultations, assisting with registration and material requests, digitization, and more.

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The Collections

Acquiring, preserving, and making accessible collections of enduring value, including more than one million library volumes and over six thousand archival collections.

Digital First Initiative

Our aim is to make full archival collections accessible to researchers around the world through the digitization of textual, graphical, sound, and moving-image materials.

Engagement & Outreach

Building connections to our collections by sparking curiosity in audiences interested in the meaning and role of history through exhibitions, classes, tours, and special programing.

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