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The Myth­ Of Putin’s Strategic Genius

by Michael McFaulvia New York Times
Friday, October 23, 2015

The Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, continues to surprise. Russia’s military intervention in Syria, followed by a face-to-face meeting in Moscow this week with that country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has startled the world.

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Drone Registration, Part II

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, October 23, 2015

In principle, there are two approaches to make drone operation safer.  Approach 1 (the approach I took in my original posting) is to maintain a keep-out bubble around airplanes in flight by giving airplanes a transmitter that could deactivate nearby drones.  Approach 2 is to enforce no-fly zones around sensitive areas (such as airports).

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Five Questions With Kiron Skinner On Rand Paul, Reagan, And The GOP Race

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia War on the Rocks
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner answered questions about Senator Rand Paul, the GOP race, and Ronald Reagan.

Failing Our Brightest Kids by Chester E. Finn and Brandon L. Wright
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Failing Our Brightest Kids: The Global Challenge Of Educating High-Ability Students

Monday, October 26, 2015
Hoover Institution Johnson Center, Washington, DC

In their new book, Failing Our Brightest Kids, Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright argue that America’s efforts to educate high-ability students have fallen dramatically short. This is especially true for talented low-income youngsters, who too often miss out on the opportunity to develop their talents.

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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Can The US Pursue Interests And Values At The Same Time?

featuring Michael McFaulvia Stanford University
Thursday, October 22, 2015

As a democratic nation, America champions ideals such as freedom and liberty. Drawing from his government service and extensive background in foreign policy, Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul proposes a framework for thinking about democracy and asks how and if the US should spread democracy to other countries.

Analysis and Commentary

A New Cold War? Russia’s Confrontation With The West

featuring Michael McFaulvia Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discussed the current state of relations between the United States and Russia, drawing on recent events and seeking explanations for ongoing tension. McFaul was at the center of the US/Russia relationship during his time as US ambassador to Russia, often stirring up controversy with the Russian media and government.

The Heroic Heart: Greatness Ancient and Modern by Tod Lindberg
Analysis and Commentary

The Heroic Heart Book Launch

featuring Tod Lindbergvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, September 28, 2015

In 'The Heroic Heart', Tod Lindberg traces the quality of heroic greatness from its origin in prehistory to the present day.

Interviews
Congressman Paul Ryan
Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show (1:55)

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses whether Paul Ryan is the right choice for Speaker of the House.

Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein considers the soundness of contracts and the constitutionality of taxing bonuses at a rate of 90 percent.
Interviews

The Epstein-Huemer Debate On Anarcho-Capitalism (12:40)

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia Junto NYC
Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein and Michael Huuemer debate whether a government that performs its fundamental functions is preferable to a system of anarcho-capitalism in which these functions are privatized. 

In the News
Larry Diamond is selected teacher of the year for 2007
In the News

Larry Diamond Marks Three Decades Of Scholarship

featuring Larry Diamondvia Stanford CDDRL News
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law celebrated the launch of Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond’s latest book, “In Search of Democracy” (Routledge), which chronicles three decades of Diamond’s scholarship on democratic development. CDDRL Director Francis Fukuyama moderated the session, engaging Diamond in a candid discussion on the origins of his scholarly work on Nigeria’s political history, to his latest theories on the global democratic recession, including the declining state of American democracy.

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The Conservative Reviews Are In: Benghazi Hearing A Bust

quoting Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 22, 2015

To hear Republicans tell it, a series of unfortunate events culminated in a rough day Thursday for the House Benghazi committee, leaving conservatives to wonder if they've lost their most potent political weapon against Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Thomas Sargent
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The Impact Of Six Nobel Laureates On Finance

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia CFA Institute
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Thomas Sargent is credited with leading the (bloodless) rational expectations revolution. One of his big ideas is that the people whose actions are described by models can predict the future as well as the person who created the model.

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Former Ambassador To Russia Says He And Clinton Communicated Without E-mail

quoting Michael McFaulvia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow and former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on Thursday backed up Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's testimony to the Benghazi committee that she mostly communicated through means other than e-mail when she was secretary of state.