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Homelessness in California: Practical Solutions for a Complex Problem

by Joshua D. Rauh, Jillian Ludwigvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, June 17, 2022

Despite the billions of dollars of state funding that goes towards homelessness programs and services each year, California leads the nation with more than 161,000 people experiencing homelessness at most recent count, a vast majority of whom are unsheltered. This report identifies several key areas where California’s approach to homelessness has failed and offers practical yet innovative solutions that address the full scope of the problem—from housing to health and well-being. 

Essays

The Captured Baʿthist State Records from the 2003 Iraq War: Repatriation and Retribution?

by Bruce P. Montgomery, Michael P. Brillvia The Caravan Notebook
Thursday, June 16, 2022

This article explores the interconnecting social and political events, motivations, and consequences surrounding the US restitution to Iraq of three major caches of records seized from Saddam Hussein’s regime in the 1991 and 2003 wars. Emphasis is given to the Pentagon’s covert return of the trove of sensitive records and archives captured in the 2003 war to prime minister Nouri al-Maliki’s sectarian-driven regime in May 2013.

Books

The Human Prosperity Project: Essays on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism from the Hoover Institution

by Hoover Institutionvia Hoover Institution Press
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Scholarly analyses of free-market capitalism, socialism, and hybrid systems from historical, economic, and public policy perspectives provide evidence on the effectiveness of each system in enhancing human prosperity and well-being.

Essays

US–Japan Global Cooperation In An Age Of Disruption

by Akihiko Tanaka, Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Shihoko Goto, Rumi Aoyama, Kazuto Suzuki, Tyler Goodspeed, Daniel Okimotovia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

For over six decades, the US-Japan Alliance has played a key role in maintaining stability in East Asia. Now, with the rise of China, the North Korean nuclear threat, instability in Europe, and competition in the high-tech sector, the alliance will play an increasingly important role. Washington and Tokyo can collaborate on next-generation technology, encourage democratic systems, and play an even larger, if more challenging, security role.

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Can The Intelligence Community Tell What’s Brewing In Afghanistan?

by Reuel Marc Gerechtvia The Caravan Notebook
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Although the age of mass-casualty Islamic terrorism may be ending, American intelligence ought to assume worst-case scenarios. Afghanistan and Pakistan remain the two most likely locales for Al-Qa’ida—still the only organization to have organized a mass-casualty attack from Western-based cells—to organize new assaults against the United States. Is the CIA capable of designing and running operations in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan that could detect and thwart new conspiracies?

Essays

Reinvigorating Economic Governance: Advancing A New Framework For American Prosperity

by John F. Cogan, Kevin Warshvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, May 2, 2022

The authors set forth a new framework to revitalize the governance of economic policy based on our nation’s foundational system of natural liberty. If we choose to liberate the power of the individual, encourage the promulgation and dissemination of new ideas, and ensure the fidelity of institutions to their mission, then the United States should significantly improve its economic performance and serve as a more formidable force in the world.

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When Indonesia Meets The Middle East: Thoughts On Center-Periphery Relations

by Giora Elirazvia The Caravan Notebook
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Though often considered peripheral to the Islamic world, the huge Muslim population of Indonesia has for centuries been affiliated with the Sunni Middle East. Wide concern over rising extremism originating in the Middle East can be noticed in democratic Indonesia, which has encouraged democratic transition in the Arab world and launched initiatives to promote moderate voices of Islam globally. In this way Indonesia challenges the centuries-old “order” of center-periphery relations.

Essays

Le pouvoir de subversion de la Chine en Afrique : un manuel pour renforcer la résilience nationale

by Glenn Tiffert, Oliver McPherson-Smithvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Dans toute l'Afrique subsaharienne, la Chine a fait irruption sur la scène en tant que partenaire de premier plan. Si cette situation offre aux nations africaines de riches opportunités, elle les expose également aux risques d'un pouvoir de subversion (« sharp power ») autoritaire et fait peser une menace sur les conditions de la démocratie dans la région. Quels sont les signaux d'alarme ? Et comment les nations africaines peuvent-elles s'engager avec la Chine tout en sauvegardant leur souveraineté et en progressant vers une gouvernance, un développement et une démocratie de bonne qualité ?

Essays

Trouble For Putin’s Arab Client: Bashar Al-Assad’s Inevitable Reckoning

by Joel D. Rayburn, Nawaf Obaidvia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The disastrous Russian invasion of Ukraine will have major consequences for Putin’s allies across the world. Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad will be among the first to experience the negative fallout from Russia’s strategic blunder, as his regime’s reckoning may finally be approaching. Several former senior officers from Syria’s main intelligence and security agencies are facing trial, with some already found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity across Europe.

Books

I Saw the Angel of Death: Experiences of Polish Jews Deported to the USSR during World War II

by Maciej Siekierski, Feliks Tychvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives presents the first English translation of more than 150 harrowing testimonies of Polish Jews deported to the Soviet gulag during World War II.

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