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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.