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Deterrence in the Age of Nuclear Proliferation

by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 7, 2011

The doctrine of mutual assured destruction is obsolete in the post-Cold War era...

Analysis and Commentary

The Middle East Uprisings, their Economies, and the World Economy

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, March 6, 2011

The revolutions and protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, and other parts of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) are the most important world development in the past 20 years...

Analysis and Commentary

Graph: U.S. Federal Government Shutdowns

by Tammy Frisbyvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 6, 2011

I couldn’t readily find [a visual representation of government shutdowns over the last few decades], so I put together my own, based on information provided by the Congressional Research Service in one of their reports...

Analysis and Commentary

Some Very Bad American Habits

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, March 6, 2011

The wealthier and more leisured American society has become, the more it has developed some terrible habits that will have to end if we are going to return to fiscal sobriety and a unified culture...

Analysis and Commentary

Do Labor Unions Promote the Middle Class?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, March 6, 2011

What [Jacob S.] Hacker and [Paul] Pierson have done here [in the Washington Post] is point to one effect of unions--labor economists call it the "threat effect"--but left out another that is stronger...

Analysis and Commentary

Judeo-Christian Values are Compatible With Democracy; Islamist Values Are Not

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Sunday, March 6, 2011

As the Middle East is flush with dramatic change, the assumption of many is that this might bring us the era of democracy is the region. But the most powerful political and cultural force in the region is Islam...

Analysis and Commentary

Of Hawks and Flies

by Bruce Thorntonvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 6, 2011

The international order...reminds me of the Spanish proverb about laws: they catch flies and let the hawk go free...The civil war raging in Libya, and the argument over what America’s response should be, illustrate this phenomenon...

Analysis and Commentary

Good Mitt, Bad Mitt

by Bill Whalenvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, March 6, 2011

Watching Mitt Romney’s media coverage these past few days, it’s clear the former Massachusetts governor – and, some say, early frontrunner for the Republican presidential in 20102 – has a problem. In two words: press coverage...

Analysis and Commentary

Thus Spake MoDowd

by Bill Whalenvia Bill Whalen: Politi-Cal
Sunday, March 6, 2011

What’s irksome is [Maureen Dowd's] conclusion that California is doing the responsible thing, as opposed to other states where new or relatively newly elected governors are in very public, very messy...showdowns with vested interests...

Analysis and Commentary

Men Without Women

by Niall Fergusonvia Newsweek
Sunday, March 6, 2011

The ominous rise of Asia’s bachelor generation...

Analysis and Commentary

Deficits may soon run the U.S. smack into several debt walls

by Scott S. Powellvia Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, March 6, 2011

The important take-away here is the imperative of reducing systemic risk by tying the debt ceiling to deficit reduction. Longer term, the debt ceiling should be capped at a percentage of GDP...

Analysis and Commentary

Tyranny, the West, and the Rest

by Josef Joffevia New Republic
Saturday, March 5, 2011

Why is everyone acting so shocked about Muammar Qaddafi’s crackdown...?

Analysis and Commentary

Costs of the New Government Activism

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Saturday, March 5, 2011

In “Activism,” a paper soon to be published by International Finance and already posted at the Council on Foreign Relations, Alan Greenspan delves into the consequences of the recent surge of what he describes as “government activism..."

Analysis and Commentary

Detention and Denial at Politics & Prose

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, March 5, 2011

Here is the video of my talk today at Politics & Prose on Detention & Denial: The Case for Candor After Guantanamo...

Analysis and Commentary

Thoughts on Alsabri

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, March 5, 2011

I have been meaning for some time to post thoughts on the recent habeas denial in the case of Mashour Abudllah Muqbel Alsabri...

Analysis and Commentary

Protecting Democracy from Friend and Foe

by Bruce Thorntonvia City Journal
Friday, March 4, 2011

Daniel Mahoney examines the many distortions of the liberal ideal...

Analysis and Commentary

BP’s New Russian Nightmare? Imagined Conversations

by Paul R. Gregoryvia What Paul Gregory Is Writing About
Friday, March 4, 2011

Even if these conversations never took place, they will be imagined by Western parties who know that the worst can happen to them in Russia...

Analysis and Commentary

When halfway isn’t

by Keith Hennesseyvia KeithHennessey.com
Friday, March 4, 2011

The negotiations on the continuing resolution (CR) began yesterday. The Administration’s new line, echoed by Congressional Democrats, is that their new offer “comes halfway...”

Analysis and Commentary

The Great Distortion

by Russell Robertsvia Cafe Hayek
Friday, March 4, 2011

Tyler argues in The Great Stagnation that the slow-down or stagnation in median income growth is due to a slow-down in technological change and innovation. Perhaps. But the numbers on median income are distorted by demographic change...

Analysis and Commentary

$200 Barrel of Oil?

by Peter Schweizervia Big Peace
Friday, March 4, 2011

[Niall] Ferguson is highly pessimistic about what we are witnessing, and believes that $200 barrel oil is around the corner. I fear he might be correct...

Interviews
Interviews

Henriksen on Re-Rethinking Afghanistan

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia For Your Ears Only (WNYC)
Sunday, March 6, 2011

Thomas Henriksen, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, author of "American Power after the Berlin Wall"...

Interviews

Abbas Milani on Charlie Rose

with Abbas Milanivia Charlie Rose
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Abbas Milani of Stanford University on his book 'The Shah'...

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Kurds protest for an independent Kurdistan
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Considering Kurdistan

by Michael S. Bernstamvia Harvard International Review
Monday, March 7, 2011

There is a simple way to stop Iran from its nuclear ambitions, a way less costly than war and more effective than sanctions. It is by the creation of Kurdistan.

In the News

Dyson on Heresy, Climate Change, and Science

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, March 7, 2011
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Why Social Security is welfare

with Charles Blahousvia Washington Post
Monday, March 7, 2011
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Abusing a Dead Marine

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, March 7, 2011

Why did the Supreme Court place free speech on a pedestal...?

In the News

NY teacher cuts would raise class sizes still more

with Hoover Institution, Eric Hanushekvia Associated Press
Sunday, March 6, 2011
In the News

The Elites Against the Moderates

with Morris P. Fiorina, Samuel J. Abramsvia Weekly Standard Blog
Friday, March 4, 2011
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Is Paul Ryan really a 'fraud'?

with Hoover Institutionvia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Friday, March 4, 2011