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Getting Monetary Policy Back on Track
Getting Monetary Policy Back on Track
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A Nation At Risk +40

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Americans Now Live Farther From Their Employers
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How Election Rules Affect Who Wins
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Economics Working Papers
Issues Affecting American Democracy | Elections 2024

To inform citizens as they gear up for the 2024 elections, the Hoover Institution is offering "New Issues Affecting Democracy," a non-partisan companion 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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Internet Policy And Free Speech: A Conversation With Rep. Ro Khanna

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Silicon Valley) joins Jane Bambauer and Eugene Volokh to discuss Internet policy and free speech.

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The Political Reaction To Immigration

Join Steven Davis and Harvard's Marco Tabellini as they delve into the political reactions to immigration, exploring whether economic or cultural concerns drive backlash and how these reactions shape policy outcomes. Plus, a heartfelt tribute to the influential economist Alberto Alesina.

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Hanushek: How Can We Raise America’s Abysmal Post - Covid Student Results

Hoover Institution fellow Rick Hanushek discusses how to overcome the COVID learning losses.

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Yuval Levin Counsels Civic Renewal Through Constitutional Repair

The disunity that plagues America imposes high costs on the nation. A diverse citizenry must work together despite partisan differences to advance the common good, but disunity produces dysfunction.

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Jacquelyn Schneider: Can AI Predict Chinese President Xi's Military Plans?

Hoover Institution fellow Jacquelyn Schneider offers an in-depth look at the project developing an artificial intelligence model that might help predict Chinese President Xi Jinping's military moves.

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Hamas And Al-Qaida: The Concerns Of Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi

Since Hamas’s “Operation al-Aqsa Flood” attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, the global jihadi movement has been divided over how to respond. While the Islamic State has reiterated its unequivocal stand against Hamas, al-Qaida has staked out a position of nearly unlimited support and sympathy. The contrast could not be starker.

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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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Unmanned Firepower, Manned Wars
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Technological Evolution In Warfare
AI, Artificial intelligence, robot and human hands are touching and connecting, unity with human and ai concept, machine learning and futuristic technology background
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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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So Why Won’t Newsom Put His Foot On The Brakes?
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The Running Of The Turtles In Sacramento
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A Dangerous Moment, With Douglas Murray

Author and columnist Douglas Murray has spent much of the past few years reporting from battlefields in Ukraine and Gaza.

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The Axis Of Chaos, With Matt Pottinger

Matt Pottinger, a Hoover Institution visiting fellow and editor of the forthcoming book The Boiling Moat: Urgent Steps to Defend Taiwan, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, John Cochrane, and H.R. McMaster to discuss how best to discourage China from moving on its island neighbor.

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Mexico: Elections, Migration, And Security

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Jorge Castañeda discuss the future of Mexico and Mexican-US relations, on Friday, May 31, 2024.

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Nicolas Sarkozy's 'Certain Idea of France'

Recorded on June 4, 2024. President Nicolas Sarkozy on the weight of history on his shoulders when he ruled France from 2007 to 2012.

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.

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This week in 1998, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled that religious schools could receive state money to educate children – the first such ruling at that level favoring private-school choice. The future of alternate forms of education

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