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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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Q&A: Josh Rauh On Solving The Homelessness Crisis In California
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Fiscal Histories
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Renewing Indigenous Economies
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Core Institutional Priorities
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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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Syrian Tragedy, Turkish Error, American Failing
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The Vacuum In U.S. Syria Policy–And How To Fill It
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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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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: How History Shaped Dr. Condoleezza Rice

The past has had a powerful influence over the worldview of Condoleezza Rice.

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Fiscal Policy And Inflation

Hoover senior fellow John Cochrane explains the fiscal and monetary theories of inflation, how they differ, and why there might be a better solution for inflation.

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Saints, Sinners, And Salvageables: Rainbows, Unicorns, And Common-Sense Election Administration

How do elections officials prepare for midterm and presidential votes, and what improvements can be made to states’ voting systems?

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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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As we enter the 10th month of an election year, what “October Surprise” seems most likely?

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