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The Economic Cost Of The Pandemic: State By State
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2022 Survey Of Investors, Retirement Savings, And ESG
2022 Survey of Investors, Retirement Savings, and ESG
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The History Behind Russia's Expansionary Foreign Policy
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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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Deterrence, Air Defense, And Munitions Production In A New Missile Age
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Putin’s Nuclear Risk And Reward Calculation
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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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Lebanon Under Iranian Influence: Little Peace And No Prosperity
Lebanon
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Prospects For Lebanon: Open-Ended Uncertainty And Steady Erosion
Beirut, Lebanon
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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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Water, Water Everywhere: But How Much Is Being Stored?
California Reservoir
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The Cost Of San Francisco’s Reparations Proposal: Nearly $600,000 Per Household
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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.

Neutral No More: Why Sweden and Finland Are Joining NATO

Neutral No More: Why Sweden and Finland Are Joining NATO

Sweden and Finland are dropping their neutrality, joining NATO and returning to their historical opposition to Russia.

Battlegrounds

Iran: Protests, Activism, And Prospects For Change

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Masih Alinejad discuss the protests in Iran, their implications, and Alinejad’s vision for the future of her country.

Uncommon Knowledge Troy Senik

Hello, Cleveland: Troy Senik On Man Of Iron

In his new book, Man of Iron, author Troy Senik discusses Cleveland’s improbable rise from obscure lawyer in upstate New York to mayor of Buffalo, governor of New York, and finally, in 1885, president of the United States; followed by his subsequent loss of the White House in the election of 1888 to Benjamin Harrison, and his unprecedented—and as yet unrepeated—return to the Oval Office after beating Harrison in 1892.

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 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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