Hoover Institution (Stanford, CA) – The Hoover Institution’s Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict gathered on Friday, April 8, 2022, for a series of wide-ranging conversations about how US policy leaders can help end the ongoing war in Ukraine and confront other challenges that threaten security and stability in America and the West.
Chaired by Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson, the meeting included sessions led by economist David Goldman on what the United States can do to deter China’s aggression against Taiwan and ambitions to reshape world order; retired US Army lieutenant colonel and author Ralph Peters on whether the United States and Russia could have become strategic allies after the Cold War; and Nadia Schadlow on whether the US has the ability to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. At the conclusion of the gathering, working group members participated in an open discussion about how the US could have prevented—and could have responded to—Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Each session was open to questions and comments from all participants.
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