Hoover Daily Report
Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

On Iran, Divide Among Israelis Is Not So Large

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, December 12, 2013

The recently announced interim agreement between the United States-led P5+1 (the five permanent members of the Security Coun

Analysis and Commentary

Coolidge or Hoover, and Why It Matters

by David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia Real Clear Books
Thursday, December 12, 2013

It's no coincidence that, even as Tea Party and Republican Party leaders battle over the nature of conservatism in the Age of Obama, three new books debate the origin of modern American conservatism.

Pentagon
Analysis and Commentary

Reform the Pentagon

by Timothy Kanevia National Review Online
Thursday, December 12, 2013

A freer military would allow future presidents to manage the force more nimbly.

Analysis and Commentary

Krugman's Kontradictions or Contradictions?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Analysis and Commentary

Is Spy-Themed Entertainment Affecting Public Opinion on Torture?

with Amy Zegartvia 92nd Street Y (92Y)
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, we spoke with Amy Zegart, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and co-director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, about the effects of spy-themed entertainment on public opinion of U.S. security policies. She conducted two surveys, one informal with her students and another that was the first national poll of public attitudes toward torture techniques. Both had similar results: support of more severe techniques, assassination and indefinite detention increased with people who watched more spy-themed entertainment like James Bond, Jason Bourne and 24. In fact, this support has increased under the Obama presidency. What are the reasons and how do we close the gap in spy-themed entertainment and spy-themed education? Watch the video to find out.

In the News
In the News

The ‘Good Society’ Realism of Zbigniew Brzezinski

with Josef Joffevia American Conservative
Friday, December 13, 2013

The former national security adviser shares George Kennan's view that power abroad rests on justice and decency at home.

In the News

Credit The Fracking Revolution For Mexico’s Oil Reforms That Make North America The World’s Energy Superpower

with Michael J. Boskinvia Investor's Business Daily
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mexico has passed its biggest energy reform since 1938, opening its state oil industry to foreign investment. This makes North America the world’s energy superpower. Credit the fracking revolution.

In the News

Military Grapples With Limiting Damage From Video

with General Jim Mattisvia USA Today
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Military says marking abuse video as secret probably saved American lives

In the News

Holiday Reading List

with Kori Schakevia War on the Rocks
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dear War on the Rocks Readers and Listeners: Thank you all for supporting this publication with your loyalty.  In the months since we launched in...

In the News

Do L.A.’s Teachers Deserve a Raise?

with Eric Hanushek, Caroline M. Hoxby, Michael J. Petrillivia City Journal
Thursday, December 12, 2013
In the News

State and Human Security in Central Africa

with Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Historically, armies in Africa underwent two major shifts, Dizolele said. During the Cold War, they often were aligned with their former colonial power—for e...

In the News

A Conservative Call to Action

with David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia National Review Online
Saturday, December 7, 2013

Battling the Left, from FDR to Obama

In the News

Delineating the Divide

with David Davenport, Gordon Lloydvia TribLive
Saturday, December 7, 2013

For many Americans who looked askance at the federal government shutting down in October, it was hard to see anything going on beyond a power ...