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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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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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Articles
The United States Really Can Deter Iran, But Only If It Really Wants To
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How To Stop Iran
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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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The Ivory Tower Of Ideology And How To Fix It
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Khamenei’s Muscular “Soft Power” In The US
Ali Khamenei
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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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As California Declines, So Do Its US Senate Candidates
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Does The Vice President Need to Do Some Convention-al Thinking?
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More Videos & Podcasts

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The World According To China With Elizabeth Economy

Dr. Economy is the author of half a dozen books, including her most recent volume, The World According to China. She has just returned to Hoover after a two-year leave of absence in Washington, where she served as senior advisor for China to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo.

Matters of Policy & Politics

Michael Boskin: Defense Budgeting For A Safer World

Budgeting for two “hot” wars plus “Cold War 2.0" with China.

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War, Tribe, And Freedom: A Conversation With Sebastian Junger

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Sebastian Junger discuss the necessity of unity, the importance of the tribe, and the future of American democracy, Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

NATO's Enduring Value

NATO's Enduring Value

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has proven its enduring value and necessity through its unified support of Ukraine against Russia's invasion, its historic role in securing peace in Europe, and its continued ability to expand and strengthen, as evidenced by the recent addition of Finland and Sweden.

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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 Dynamic Design: Transforming Posters at Hoover (June 28–December 20, 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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This week in 1922, the US Supreme Court unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote. Driving the women’s vote in this year’s US election

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