Hoover Tower

Hoover Institution

Filter By:



Recent Commentary

Stanford Oval
In the News

Why Stanford: To The Contrarians Of 2024

mentioning Hoover Institution, Victor Davis Hanson, General Jim Mattis, H. R. McMaster, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Condoleezza Ricevia Stanford Review
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

We were all ProFros once: excited and more than a little anxious about what Stanford would bring. But high school seniors today are in a more bizarre predicament, as they sort-of-graduate, not-quite visit campuses, and choose a university for the to-be-determined Fall.

In the News

Getting The Fracts Straight: Hoover Institution

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Friday, January 31, 2020

Hydraulic fracturing has its risk, but as we show in this video, scientific research suggests they are rare. Meanwhile, the process yields substantial economic gains. The nation is experiencing a natural gas and oil boom due in no small part to hydraulic fracturing, and for many states, this boom has been the driver behind strong economic growth.


Preview Of Chiang Ching-Kuo Diaries Held At Stanford University

featuring Hoover Institution, Hsiao-ting Lin, George P. Shultzvia Focus Taiwan
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Stanford University's Hoover Institution on Tuesday offered a glimpse of the personal diaries of former Republic of China President Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國), which will be open for public viewing beginning in February 2020.

In the News

Global Nuclear Policy Experts Discuss Emerging Technology, Nuclear Non-Proliferation

featuring George P. Shultz, Sam Nunn, Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Friday, November 8, 2019

“The risk of a nuclear weapon being used somewhere in the world is probably trending in the wrong direction,” said Ernie Moniz, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit that works to prevent nuclear catastrophe. “[The issue of] preventing the spread of nuclear weapons is a very, very important and timely one.”


Jeb Bush Featured In Hoover Talk On Governance Trends, Democracy

mentioning George P. Shultz, Jim Hoagland, Hoover Institutionvia The Stanford Daily
Monday, October 7, 2019

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush was among a panel of decorated speakers who gathered on Tuesday to discuss how modern social and political dynamics are affecting the current state of government, journalism and policy in America.

In the News

Hoover Class List 2019-2020

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia The Stanford Review
Monday, September 23, 2019

In a country where most accuse college campuses of being “liberal bubbles,” Stanford is blessed by the presence of the Hoover Institution, which provides access to some of the brightest conservative minds in the nation.


NATO, What Is It Good For?

featuring Hoover Institutionvia The Washington Times
Monday, September 16, 2019

President Trump’s criticism of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and his insistence that the allies “pay their fair share,” have received prominent play in the media. What has been forgotten is that American frustration with burden sharing within the alliance is a long-standing issue. Both Republican and Democratic administrations across the last seven decades have echoed this complaint.

In the News

The Ghosts Of Past Wars Live On In A Critical Archive

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia War on the Rocks
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The United States will soon deploy soldiers to Afghanistan born after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Next August will mark the 30th anniversary of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, along with the subsequent American-led military buildup leading to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. The American military has been directly engaged in the “greater Middle East” since. For the people of Afghanistan and Iraq, the experience of war has extended longer, with this December marking the 40th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan and next September the same for Iraq’s invasion of Iran. 

In the News

The ‘Stakeholder’ CEOs

mentioning Milton Friedman, Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 19, 2019

Today’s corporate CEO is a politician as much as business leader, and for proof look no further than the statement Monday from the Business Roundtable ostentatiously redefining its mission to serve “stakeholders” in addition to the shareholders who own the company. A close reading shows there’s less substance here than meets the media spin, but it’s still notable that the CEOs for America’s biggest companies feel the need to distance themselves from their owners.

In the News

With Upcoming Second Spanish Conference, Intelligent Design’s European Footprint Grows

mentioning Hoover Institution, Peter M. Robinsonvia Evolution News & Science Today
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

You may remember the story of how the first European Conference on Intelligent Design (TDI Europe) was chased out of two universities in Portugal only to find refuge in León, Spain. Paul Nelson, who was there and traveled with the refugees (what else to call them?), told about his experiences in an article at Evolution News.