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Will 2018 Be A Wave Election?

by David Brady, Brett Parkervia Real Clear Politics
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Looking at 2018 less than two months before the election gives the Democrats the advantage in numbers, vote intention and a small lead among independents, all of which point to a Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives. The missing variable is, of course, turnout.

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Time's Up: Brett Kavanaugh Chaos Is Why The Supreme Court Needs Term Limits

by David Davenportvia Washington Examiner
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Supreme Court opened its new term this week, but hardly anyone noticed. Instead the attention is drawn to the one empty seat and the process to fill it. The descriptive terms in the media tells us all we need to know about the faulty process: chaos, contentious, meltdown, Armageddon, battle, wounds, nuclear option, battle lines. One justice’s retirement has opened up bitter divides and has led to all-out warfare in Washington.

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America’s New Jacobins

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Democratic Party is turning rapidly into a radical socialist force.

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Governance In An Emerging New World: Russia

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Faced with an aging and shrinking population and a weak economy, Russia’s future appears uncertain. Participants will explore how Russia is taking on the challenges posed by an aging and declining population and attempting to exploit the economic and military potential of advancing technologies.

Featuring Stephen Kotkin, Maria Smekalova speaking on behalf of former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, Michael McFaul and David Holloway and moderated by Kori Schake, the Hoover Institution hosted a public panel discussion "Russia In An Emerging New World" on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST. The event was Livestreamed and can be viewed here.

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Cybersecurity: Media Roundtable Eyes Threats

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Whether it’s foreign government meddling or corporate hacking, every day brings a new challenge in cybersecurity for the United States, said experts at a recent Hoover Institution media roundtable.

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Are We A Nation Of Snowflakes?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What's at stake for our country in the Kavanaugh confirmation.

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The Chinese Approach To Uyghur Separatism(*)

by Jacques Neriahvia The Caravan
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Around 22 million Muslims live in China (PRC) today. The Hui, the majority Muslim group in China, are fully integrated into all echelons of Chinese society, and are allowed to practice their religion with almost no interference from the authorities. The dominant minority group, the Uyghurs (roughly 10 million people), are a Sunni Turkish-related population who speak a Turkish dialect and live in the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Other Muslim minority groups are Kazakhs, Dongxiangs, Salar, Tatars, Bonans, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Utsul, Kyrgyz, and Tibetans.

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From Cat Videos And Cooking Tips To The History Of The Punic Wars

by Michael J. Petrillivia Education Next
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Extra History is one of a growing number of YouTube channels providing engaging educational videos for free.

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Famed Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein Warns Of Looming Recession

interview with Martin Feldsteinvia Fox Business
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Martin Feldstein discusses the state of the US economy

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Bill Whalen, "If You Look At The Issues That North Dakotans Care About, It's Kavanaugh. He Far Leads The Economy, He Far Leads Immigration..."

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses his Forbes article "Six Considerations, With Less Than Six Weeks Until Election Day."

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Lanhee Chen: USMCA Was Always Going To Be The Easier Trade Negotiation, Says Hoover Institution Fellow

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the potential economic and political implications from the US-Mexico-Canada agreement, as well as the US deficit and debt issues.

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FBI's Brett Kavanaugh Investigation Is A 'Fishing Expedition,' Says Federalist Society Member, Adam White

interview with Adam J. Whitevia CBC News (Canada)
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White discusses the investigation into allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. White notes that we risk blowing the process up when we take allegations that were received before the hearings started and before the original FBI investigation and we begin to investigate them after the hearings in an open-ended, never-ending process.

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Hoover Hosts The First Ever Silas Palmer Fellowship Conference!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

On August 9th Hoover Library & Archives welcomed former Silas Palmer fellows for a conference celebrating the diverse and dynamic research that has resulted from the fellowship program, now in its fifth year. 

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Silas Palmer Fellow Abbas Fadhil Alkateshi Explores Networks Of Patronage In Iraq

Monday, October 1, 2018

The tragic story of how the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party ruled Iraq from 1963 to 2003 cannot be explained by a few words in a short essay. It is a tragedy that only Iraqis can absorb because it devastated the past, present, and future of their country, which is considered one of the world’s richest countries in terms of history, culture, and economy. 

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What’s In A Name?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Weekly Standard
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Progress is our most important product,” Ronald Reagan used to say in the 1950s, when he hosted General Electric Theater, a popular television drama series.

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No Black Swan Paddling Into Sight

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

“I replaced the postulates of rational expectations and efficient markets with my own principles of fallibility and reflexivity.” - George Soros

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India's Demonetisation 'Created More Problems' Says Former RBI Governor

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Arabian Business
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said he would not recommend other countries to take a similar move after India's failure to clamp down on illicit cash.

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Your Central Bank Can’t Save You Next Time

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Bloomberg
Sunday, September 30, 2018

When the U.S. economic expansion reverses, and when emerging markets start to slip faster, the world’s central banks may not be able to help.

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Classy Classes: INTLPOL 268 Stresses Cybersecurity

featuring Alex Stamosvia Stanford Daily
Monday, October 1, 2018
Freeman-Spogli Institute (FSI) adjunct professor and former Facebook Chief Security Officer (CSO) Alex Stamos is teaching an autumn quarter course addressing contemporary cybersecurity issues in an effort to prepare students for technology’s prominence as both a friend and foe in the modern world. The course — titled INTLPOL268: “Hack Lab” — also aims to highlight the value of Silicon Valley research and University interplay in the context of information.
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Forgotten Images Of Vietnam: Never Before Published Photos Of The 20-Year-Long War Shows The Violence, Heartbreak And Brief Moments Of Levity On The Front-Line

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Daily Mail (UK)
Friday, September 28, 2018

Arresting images of the Vietnam War that depict life away from the battlefield and the soldier's interaction with civilians have been immortalized in a new book and exhibition.