Over the past half century, the United States has repeatedly sent its military forces abroad in the name of democracy. Yet very few of the countries we have invaded have become democratic. By Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and George W. Downs.
Iran’s hard-liners recently strengthened their hold on power by making huge wins in a rigged parliamentary election. In light of this electoral coup, are the prospects for democratic reform in Iran doomed? By Hoover fellows Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani.
New teachers are given the worst jobs in the worst schools and are thrown into a system of career advancement that favors seniority over performance. Is it any wonder we have trouble recruiting the truly talented? By Hoover fellow Paul T. Hill.