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Decision 2020 Report: Competing On A Fair Playing Field With China

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The sixth edition of the Decision 2020 report highlights Hoover fellows’ research and analysis on the People’s Republic of China’s superpower ambitions, and how the United States should protect and advance its interests in its relations with the PRC. It also covers the political fallout in Beijing after the outbreak of the coronavirus.

News
National Security

Larry Diamond: As FBI Tackles Chinese Espionage, Some Fear A New Red Scare

interview with Larry Diamondvia WBUR
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses whether the FBI is overreacting to Chinese theft of intellectual property.

National Security

Leaving Afghanistan: Pulling Out Without Pulling The Rug Out

by Joseph Felter via War on the Rocks
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The United States must at some point depart from Afghanistan and bring this costly “forever war” to a conclusion. With over 2,400 U.S. servicemembers killed, many more wounded, and nearly a trillion dollars spent to date, America’s leaders are under an obligation to design and execute a plan that stops a decades-long hemorrhaging of American blood and treasure.

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
Politics

The Classicist: In Defense Of Farmers

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

What Mike Bloomberg’s comments get wrong about agrarian life.

Politics

Is A Strong Economy Enough To Re-Elect Trump?

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The odds of an economic downturn in the US this year remain low, which means that US President Donald Trump's prospects for re-election in November are strong. But with an approval rating still below 50%, Trump will have to navigate a difficult field of swing states and cross his fingers that the Democrats are hobbled by infighting.

Politics

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the possible reasons why Barack Obama has not endorsed Vice President Joe Biden.

Health care
Health Care

The Sobering Implications Of Health Care Reform

by Lanhee J. Chen, Julius L. Chenvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Policymakers should consider the effects on the access to services and the quality of care.

Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The Full Bloomberg

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Powerline
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Michael Bloomberg's comments on farmers and farming.

Politics

Mr. Bloomberg Goes To Las Vegas: Do Democrats Want A Quickie Wedding?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

One of the oddities of the 2020 election: learning to count backwards.

Politics

Beware Of Faithless Electors

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, February 17, 2020

Don’t dismantle or radically reform the Electoral College.

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decision 2020

The purpose of this portal is to host articles and provide links to content written by Hoover fellows that pertain to the prominent ideas of the 2020 presidential election.

Specifically, it will focus on the most recent polling data and the topics that have dominated discussion during this election season. This portal will be a central location for anyone who wants to look into specific policy options, providing Hoover research articles on the issues that matter most.