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Seeking to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all mankind.

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Reinvigorating Economic Governance: Advancing a New Framework for American Prosperity
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Renewing Indigenous Economies
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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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Borders and National Security
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The Erosion of Border Control and Its Threat to National Sovereignty
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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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A Passage From India: Towards A Strategy For Middle East Security
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India And The United States: Expanding Indo-Pacific Cooperation To The Middle East
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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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Why Putin Invaded Ukraine

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

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The Fight for Human Rights: Lessons from Afghanistan

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Nader Nadery discuss human rights law, the dire situation in Afghanistan, and what more might be done to foster peace and protect innocents.

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Not Buying It: Glenn Loury, Ian Rowe, And Robert Woodson Debunk Myths About The Black Experience In America

In this wide-ranging conversation, Glenn Loury, Ian Rowe, and Robert Woodson debunk The 1619 Project, advocate for the restoration of the Black family and the Black church, describe their own very different upbringings and formative experiences, and discuss the many reasons why they are optimistic about the future of Black Americans, despite the narrative commonly expressed in the media.

Matters of Policy & Politics

Matters Of Policy & Politics: What “Is” Is: John Cochrane On Recessions, Inflation, The Fed, Debt And “Green Pork”

Are we in a recession, what are the roots of the present inflationary spiral, what’s valid criticism of Federal Reserve policy and federal spending choices?

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Pacific Century: Bridge Colby Denies China Taiwan

A discussion with Bridge Colby on “Strategy of Denial.”

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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

Currently, the exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century is 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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