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Decision 2020

Decision 2020 Report: The Future of America’s Middle East Policy

Friday, September 18, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In the 19th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows examine the future of US policy in the Middle East, especially in light of the shifting domestic attitudes regarding America’s commitments to the region, the US position as a net oil exporter, the peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and geostrategic challenges that include emerging state rivalries and the persistent threat of violent extremism.


Area 45: Cancel That Thought

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Area 45
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

What the future may hold for social media outlets amidst the current cancel-culture phenomenon. 


Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Successes

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

How Trump's paradigm-shift ended a long string of failures under both parties.


Virtual Associates Meeting On The Economic Policies Of The Presidential Candidates: A Conversation With Austan Goolsbee & Kevin Hassett

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett talks about the economic policies of President Trump and former Vice President Biden.


How A Stronger Presidency Could Lead To More Effective Government

by William G. Howell, Terry M. Moevia The Washington Post
Monday, September 14, 2020

And more effective government could help reduce populism.


Biden, ‘The Great And Powerful’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, September 13, 2020

For now Joe Biden’s best hope is that some Emerald City media lackey does not play the role of the tiny dog Toto, rip away the curtain, and reveal the tiny man and his machinery behind the projection.


In A Carnival-Like Spree, California Lawmakers Just Played Right Into Trump’s Hands

by Bill Whalenvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

By the time the clock struck midnight on Aug. 31 in Sacramento — the state legislature’s deadline for sending bills to the governor — Democratic supermajorities had indulged in a spree of progressive fantasy-weaving. 


Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "The Speaker’s Death By A Thousand Snips And Cuts."

Health Care

Lanhee Chen: With Health Care A Top Issue For Voters, What Do Biden And Trump Propose?

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia News Hour
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses health care and how it might influence the voters in the presidential elections.


The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast: Is Trump Creating A Middle-Class Coalition Of All Races?

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Victor Davis Hanson Podcast
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses Joe Biden’s paradoxes, Donald Trump’s appeal to minority voters, America’s hamstrung police, the wild and much-repeated claims by The Atlantic that Donald Trump insulted America’s war dead, California’s continuing descent, and the mistake that was (and remains) the lockdowns.



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.