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Will China Rule The World?

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, December 14, 2018

China’s worldwide influence campaign requires a coordinated response from all segments of American society—not just politicians and policy-makers.

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Hoover Fellow And Former National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster Speaks At Pizza And Policy

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

On November 28, 2018, the Hoover Institution hosted a packed room of Stanford students for a Pizza and Policy event featuring H. R. McMaster, who recently returned to Hoover as the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow after serving in the Trump Administration as national security adviser.

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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Making Your Country (Or Empire) Great Again

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Friday, December 14, 2018

A look at leaders throughout history who have turned around countries seemingly doomed to decline.

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The Libertarian: Europe In Turmoil

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, December 14, 2018

As the UK, France, and Germany reel from internal strife, what’s the future of Europe?

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Will Newsom’s Cabinet Reflect All Of California?

by Bill Whalenvia The Sacramento Bee
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Seven days into the new year, I’m looking at the same quandary facing many a weekday commuter in congested Northern California: how to juggle same-day events in Sacramento and Silicon Valley. On Jan. 7, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom will take his oath of office. A few hours later, college football’s playoff championship will get underway at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara – on an impossibly good day, a two-hour drive.

Analysis and Commentary

Crossing Lines With Lanhee Chen

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Crossing Lines with Lanhee Chen
Monday, December 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen interviews Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip about the US-China trade dispute and likely impacts on the US economy. He also reflects on the life and political legacy of President George H.W. Bush, as well as other events of the last week.

Analysis and Commentary

High-Flying U.S. Car Execs Often Crash When When They Run Into Foreign Laws

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Mary Barra runs a global auto company that has fallen out of favor with both the American public and president. Barra runs General Motors and she argues that shutting down plants will prevent her from shutting down business.

Analysis and Commentary

A Crisis That Hasn’t Happened

by Jack Goldsmithvia The Weekly Standard
Friday, December 14, 2018

When President Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on November 7 and appointed the unqualified Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, just about everyone assumed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation was in trouble. Whitaker, after all, had sharply criticized the investigation before coming to the Justice Department. And now he would be supervising Mueller with an array of tools—including the power to fire Mueller, to starve him of funds, and to reverse his important legal decisions—that could slow and maybe kill the investigation.

Interviews
Interviews

Raghuram Rajan Says, "Job Crisis Needs Attention"

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Times Now News
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan red flags creating jobs in India, in an interaction at the India Economic Conclave 2018. He says the lack of jobs could snowball to a crisis if not addressed immediately. 

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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses China's retaliation for the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, and how her arrest puts all American officials in China at risk.

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John Yoo On Fox News

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo does not believe that President Trump is at risk of facing campaign finance violations, because the president denies ordering hush-money payments to two women who allegedly had affairs with Trump.

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New Frontiers In Digital Censorship: A Conversation With Glenn Tiffert

interview with Glenn Tiffertvia Power 3.0
Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Tiffert explores how structural and technological shifts in the global information environment—enabled by algorithms, artificial intelligence, and private sector hosting services—are creating new opportunities for authoritarian regimes such as China to censor and manipulate information at the source.

In the News
In the News

Herbert Hoover’s Travels To Finland

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In 1938, Finland had a lot to celebrate. Independence had been declared two decades earlier. It was also the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the first Swedish / Finnish colony in Delaware. These events were excellent reasons to invite former US president Herbert Hoover to visit in March of 1938.

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Go Local On Housing, Forget The Surplus: Advice For The New Governor From Economists

quoting Lee Ohanianvia CALmatters
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

When Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom is sworn in on Jan. 7, he will inherit record economic prosperity. California has a projected $15 billion budget surplus and a 4.1 percent unemployment rate. But we also are in the second-longest economic expansion in state history, so no one is expecting the party to last.

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Reduce Number, Weight Of Government Mandates For Public Sector Banks, Says Raghuram Rajan

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia FirstPost
Friday, December 14, 2018

Pointing out that privatisation of public sector banks is not panacea for all ills, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday made a case for reduction of uncompensated mandates like lending targets and pushing government schemes through branches of state-owned lenders.

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Central Banks Assess Next Steps As ECB Joins Retreat From QE

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Friday, December 14, 2018

When the European Central Bank switches off its money-printing press at the turn of this year and stops buying fresh assets, it will mark the end of a decade-long global experiment in how to stave off economic meltdowns.

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The Cybersecurity 202: Trump Is Getting Tough On Chinese Hacking. Will It Work?

quoting Herbert Linvia The Washington Post
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Trump administration is prepping a slate of get-tough measures against Chinese government-linked hackers — including indictments, a naming and shaming campaign by multiple federal agencies and possible sanctions against hackers and the organizations that back them.

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Fed Piles Up $66 Billion In Paper Losses

quoting Kevin Warshvia The Register Citizen
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Federal Reserve is piling up unrealized losses on its $4.1 trillion bond portfolio, raising questions about its finances at a politically dicey moment for the independent central bank.

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Aristotle In America

quoting Harvey C. Mansfield, Peter Berkowitz, Hoover Institutionvia The New Criterion
Thursday, December 13, 2018

“Nothing is so obscure it does not deserve to be found.” These words are from Delba Winthrop’s 1974 dissertation on Book III of Aristotle’s Politics, a document high on the list of things that deserve to be found. When Winthrop died in 2006, her dissertation was still unpublished despite the protestations of her husband, Harvey Mansfield, perhaps the dean of conservative political philosophy in this country.