Strategika Issue 54 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen explains how he came up the with the name of his podcast and shares a little bit of his own background and journey. He interviews House Speaker Paul Ryan about the upcoming midterm elections, accomplishments of the Republican-led House, and the future of the conservative movement.
What has transformed the Democratic party into an anguished progressive movement that incorporates the tactics of the street, embraces maenadism, reverts to Sixties carnival barking, and is radicalized by a new young socialist movement.
Imagine what power would accrue to the nation were its military—on the ground, at sea, and in the air—to be backed by a force able to decide whether or how any other country might benefit from objects in orbital space; if that nation were to control access to orbit, securing such objects and benefits for itself. Today, who can do what to whom in or by using orbital space makes a big difference. The world’s significant militaries live by information from and communications through objects in orbital space. Inevitably, sooner or later, one will bid for the comprehensive capacity to control that space. Better that America be first. Establishing the U.S. Space Force will endow people with the mission—the goal, the will, and the interest—to make U.S. control of space happen.
There’s a proposition on the November ballot in my area to study having a government agency use eminent domain to take over a private regulated water monopoly. I won’t say anything about the merits because this blog cannot legally take a stand on a ballot issue.
In these divisive times, one constant for all Americans has been the hallowed work of the American Battle Monuments Commission, the small and sometimes unheralded federal agency created in 1923 to establish, operate, and oversee foreign cemeteries of American war dead, largely from the First and Second World Wars, as well as a number of commemorative sites.
During a lecture Tuesday evening, Alex Stamos, a Stanford researcher and a former chief security officer at Facebook, encouraged technology companies, researchers and the government to work together to solve cybersecurity issues.
In the early 20th century, Hawai‘i became a dynamic site of encounters between US settler colonizers and Japanese immigrant laborers. With the rise of the plantation economy, the white plantation oligarchs deployed various means of discipline vis-à-vis Japanese immigrants, regulating their health, nutrition, and sanitation to ensure the availability of a reliable labor force.
Hoover has received the first tranche of papers of Jerzy Józef Wiatr, Polish sociologist and political scientist, an advisor to General Wojciech Jaruzelski, Communist Poland’s head of state. Professor Wiatr was one of the chief ideologues of the ruling Polish United Workers’ Party during the 1980s, the final decade of its existence.
In a glittering ballroom in rural New Hampshire, Rep. Adam B. Schiff riffed about President Donald Trump to the Portsmouth Democratic Club recently, and then with a laugh, accepted their thank you gift: a guide book on how to compete in the New Hampshire presidential primary.