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The Boiling Moat: Urgent Steps to Defend Taiwan
The Boiling Moat: Urgent Steps to Defend Taiwan
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A Nation At Risk +40

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Getting Monetary Policy Back on Track
Getting Monetary Policy Back on Track
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Americans Now Live Farther From Their Employers
By Steven J. Davis , Jose Maria Barrero , Nicholas Bloom , Mert Akan , Tom Bowen , Shelby Buckman , Luke Pardue , Liz Wilke

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How Election Rules Affect Who Wins
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By Ross Levine , Chen Lin , Chicheng Ma , Yuchen Xu

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Economics Working Papers
Issues Affecting American Democracy | Elections 2024

To help inform citizens as they gear up for the 2024 elections, the Hoover Institution is offering "Issues Affecting American Democracy," a non-partisan compendium of fellows' insights into key policy issues. A few recent highlights are featured below. Click the button below to explore more content.

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Videos Podcasts
Emergency Podcast: The Supreme Court’s Social Media Cases

Jane and Eugene discuss Moody v. Netchoice and Murthy v. Missouri.

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The Supreme Court
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The Supreme Court’s Trump-Immunity Decision Was A Public Service

While the result of the Court’s decision may be to preserve Trump’s freedom from jail, its greater consequence is to protect the liberty of us all.

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This NATO Summit Is A Big Win For Biden

The alliance’s resurgence since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a signature achievement.

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Can We Predict Police Misconduct?

Can big data and machine learning predict police misconduct? Join Steven Davis and Jen Ludwig as they delve into Jens’s research on this issue.

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Who’s Afraid Of Oklahoma’s Catholic Charter School?

[Subscription Required] A wrongheaded ruling is an invitation for review by the US Supreme Court.

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A Republic, If We Can Teach It: Fixing America's Civic Education Crisis
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A Republic, If We Can Teach It: Fixing America's Civic Education Crisis

The Civic Education Crisis: How We Got Here, What We Must Do is a call to action, an effort to save our republic through better civic education. America faces a crisis in civic education that imperils the long-term health of the country. 

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Core Institutional Priorities
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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Remember The Wampanoag
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China’s All-Of-Society Procurement Strategy
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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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October 7 And American Grand Strategy
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Defense Of 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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Californians To Vote On Tougher Crime Bill, Despite Attempts To Quash It By State’s Political Leadership
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In A “Free” California, Think 1776—Not 1939
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Doing “The Best Things First,” With Bjorn Lomborg

Offering cost-benefit analyses of many of the top-line policies of industrial and developing nations, Dr. Lomborg discusses which policies we should prioritize and which we should pay less attention to or end. Lomborg also asserts the benefits of economic growth and says that by spending on technology, we can solve all kinds of big problems, including hunger.

Matters of Policy & Politics

Supreme Concerns

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo analyzes recent Supreme Court decisions including presidential immunity, the right blend of freedom and restrictions, and more.

Meir Finkel on Battlegrounds July 10, 2024

Israel At War: A Conversation With Meir Finkel

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Meir Finkel discuss the Israeli campaign to destroy Hamas in Gaza, the broader regional conflict, and how the wars in the Middle East might evolve in the coming months and years, on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

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Zero-Sum Thinking: Roots And Policy Implications

Zero-sum thinking is the idea that one group’s gain is another’s loss. Who holds zero-sum views? Why? How does it shape their policy preferences? Tune in, as Steven Davis probes these questions with Sandra Sequeira, drawing on her recent research.

Library & Archives
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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 Un-Presidented: Watergate and Power in America (February 12–August 11, 2024) 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.

Poll

This week in 1913, a US record high of 134°F (56.7°C) was recorded in Death Valley, California. This summer’s greatest climate concern

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