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From Trade War To Tech War To Cold War

by Niall Fergusonvia Strategika
Thursday, March 28, 2019

If you had told me 30 years ago America would be in another Cold War with another communist superpower by 2019, I would not have believed you. If you had told me that, simultaneously, socialism would be the height of fashion with young Americans, I would have directed you to a psychiatrist. But here we are. Three decades ago Francis Fukuyama published his seminal essay “The End of History?”, hailing the victory of liberal capitalism over all its ideological competitors, but especially over communism. The essay he needs to write today is “The Upend of History?”

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Crunch Time For U.S.–China Relations?

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Friday, March 29, 2019
The Trump administration’s full-court press against China is going strong, buttressed by a dramatic shift in opinion among the foreign-policy community, now increasingly critical of Beijing. Trade talks are continuing, and for the nonce, the administration does not seem to setting itself up for a quick deal that will be all smoke and no fire
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Reasonable Disagreements: As Baseball Winds Up, Mueller Winds Down

interview with Richard A. Epstein, Adam J. Whitevia Reasonable Disagreements
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Did the Mueller investigation reach a good conclusion? Will we ever see a full Mueller Report — and should we?

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The Pacific Century: Niall Ferguson On The Coming Cold War With China

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Niall Ferguson, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hoover fellow and historian Niall Ferguson on China, Trump, and Trade.

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The Podcasts Of The Hoover Institution

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, March 29, 2019

Listen to Hoover fellows discuss their research and current affairs in the Hoover Institution’s podcasts.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Can Democrats Party Like It's 2007? Not If They Can't Let Go Of What Happened In 2016

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, March 28, 2019
The headline on the home page of The Drudge Report, from earlier this week, neatly summed up the situation: “What Next?”
Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Middle East Strategy

by Samuel Tadrosvia The Caravan
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Middle East remains today a troublesome area for the United States. American interests in the region are threatened by a host of adversaries from a resurgent Russia, a hegemonic Iranian desire and campaign of subversion, and Jihadi threat that has morphed from Al Qaeda to the Islamic State. Moreover, despite long U.S. investments and alliances, the region remains deeply anti-American. 

Analysis and Commentary

Brexit Has Become A Royal Pain. Queen Elizabeth Needs To Step In And Take A Stand

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Queen Elizabeth II may be the only person who can fix the Brexit mess. She has the power to wave her scepter and declare a solution. It’s a power that the royals have not exercised in years, but at 92 years old and with her nation riven, the Sovereign should step in and decide on the United Kingdom’s sovereignty.

Interviews
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson: The Continuing Threat Of The Russiagate Fraud

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his National Review article "The Late, Not-So-Great Mueller Investigation."

Interviews

Michael McFaul Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

interview with Michael McFaulvia Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence at a hearing titled "Putin’s Playbook: The Kremlin’s Use of Oligarchs, Money and Intelligence in 2016 and Beyond."

Interviews

Raghuram Rajan On Jet Bailout: Not Necessary For Every Company To Go Through IBC

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia The Economic Times
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says that the bankruptcy code should act as a shadow and should be the last resort for resolution of stressed assets.
Interviews

John Yoo: Nancy Pelosi's Demand For The Mueller Report Right Away Is A Publicity Stunt

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, March 29, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the growing demands from Democrats to release the full Mueller report.
Interviews

John Yoo: National Review Institute Ideas Summit, Part 1

interview with John Yoovia C-SPAN
Friday, March 29, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo joins a panel discussion at the Ideas Summit in Washington, DC.
Interviews

Raghuram Rajan On Why Minimum Income Works, And The RSS' 'Threat To India'

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Money Control
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about why the economic system looks broken and how to fix it.

Interviews

John Yoo: Trump Suggests FBI, DOJ Investigate Jussie Smollett Case

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the Jussie Smollett case and State Attorney for Cook County, Illinois, Kim Foxx recusing herself.
Interviews

Raghuram Rajan: Dissonance Between GDP, Employment Numbers; Need To Restore Historical Trust In Our Data

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan cites 'dissonance' between GDP and employment numbers and calls for an 'outsider' to look at the statistics. He says India was never questioned about the credibility of data and there is a need to restore that historical trust.
In the News
In the News

Pre-Existing Conditions: Risk Mitigation

quoting John H. Cochrane via Advantage News
Friday, March 29, 2019

John Cochrane, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, has called the problem of pre-existing medical conditions “the central defect of American health insurance.” No health care reform plan will be successful without solving this problem.

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Facebook Still Has A Content Problem—And It’s A Real Issue For Democracy

quoting Michael McFaulvia Observer
Thursday, March 28, 2019

White supremacists sharing content online is how other white supremacists become sufficiently radicalized to murder dozens of worshipers in a black church, a synagogue and a mosque.

In the News

Who Wants To Be Bernie’s Nurse?

quoting Charles Blahousvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Would Bernie Sanders be able to find enough doctors to practice socialized medicine? As he runs for the Democratic party nomination for President, Sen. Sanders (Socialist, Vt.) this week rejected any Democratic health care reform which does not ban private insurance and force all Americans into government-run care. But news from an existing socialized medical system serves as a reminder that providers of care may wish to avoid such a system just as much as patients do. 

In the News

Celebrating The Life Of Lou Henry Hoover

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Hoover Institution, which is celebrating its centennial this year, recently posted a tribute to Lou Henry Hoover, who many know only as the First Lady of President Herbert Hoover. But Lou Henry Hoover was a force in her own right as a geology scholar and philanthropist. Friday, March 29, would have been her 145th birthday.

Victor David Hanson
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A Fine Whiskey With Victor Davis Hanson

mentioning Victor Davis Hansonvia Ricochet
Thursday, March 28, 2019
In this great interview with Victor Davis Hanson, Dave Sussman makes a startling observation of Donald Trump and the erudite classicist Victor Davis Hanson, two men who would seem to differ as much as any in the public sphere in their character, background, and intellect, that each is “the everyman,” someone who speaks clearly to everyone and evinces a plainspoken authenticity.