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Caravans & Cat Skins: African history before colonialism

by Barnaby Crowcroftvia Literary Review
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

In July 1324, Sultan Musa of Mali rocked up in Cairo, together with an entourage of over ten thousand slaves and retainers, staying as the guest of the city’s Mamluk governor as he passed through Egypt on the hajj. Fifty years later Cairenes were still talking about it. The Malian ruler flooded the city with gold.

American tech giants are fiercely competitive monopolies

by Nicolas Petitvia ESB
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In virtually every country, antitrust agencies and regulators characterize US tech giants as monopolists. The press now refers to them as ‘big tech’, the ‘frightful 5’, or FAANGs (for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google). Do they deserve to be vilified as monopolists regulated like public utilities or even broken up?

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Elizabeth Economy: Trade War Adding To Mounting Pressures On China's Xi Jinping (1:24)

by Elizabeth Economyvia CNBC
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy breaks down the potential impact of the talks between the United States and China.

Speak for humanity

by Barnaby Crowcroftvia Times Literary Supplement (UK)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Toward the end of Yemen’s previous civil war involving foreign actors, in the 1960s, it became increasingly clear that Egypt – whose armed forces were propping up the republican government in Sana’a – was dropping chemical weapons on northern Yemeni villages in its attempt to end the insurgency led by the country’s deposed imam. Images of dead and dying civilians circulated in London newsrooms, reports filtered back from foreign correspondents, and shell casing recovered from the scene was sent for examination to United Nations agencies.

Inside Xi Jinping’s Plan to Dominate the World

by Elizabeth Economyvia Bloomberg
Friday, December 28, 2018

Elizabeth Economy’s “The Third Revolution” makes the case that China is most dangerous in the realm of ideas.

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Featured Podcast Episodes 2018

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Friday, December 21, 2018

As the end of 2018 draws near, we look back at a busy year of podcasting at the Hoover Institution.

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Area 45 Podcasts

featuring Bill Whalenvia Blank Publication (Placeholder Only)
Friday, December 21, 2018

Area 45 is a Hoover Institution podcast devoted to the Trump administration and the policy avenues available to America’s forty-fifth president. It is hosted by Hoover fellow, Bill Whalen.

Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp 2019
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Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp 2019

via Hoover Institution
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Hoover Institutions Summer Policy Boot Camp (HISPBC) is an intensive, one week residential immersion program in the essentials of today’s national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy. The goal is to teach students how to think critically about public policy formulation and its results.

The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State

by Elizabeth Economyvia Cambridge University Press
Saturday, December 1, 2018

A review of The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State by Elizabeth C. Economy.


Elizabeth Economy On The Tea Leaves Podcast

by Elizabeth Economyvia The Tea Leaves Podcast
Monday, November 12, 2018

Go behind the scenes with The Asia Group’s Dr. Kurt M. Campbell and Ambassador Richard Verma in a series of revealing interviews with policymakers, business leaders, journalists, and artists exploring the most dynamic and consequential region in the world.