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Hoover fellows H. R. McMaster and Victor Davis Hanson scrutinize the long and ultimately futile American campaign to remake Afghanistan.
Condoleezza Rice, Jim Mattis, John B. Taylor, and Karen Hughes reflect on 9/11 and twenty tumultuous years.
US goals in Afghanistan changed gradually—and fatally. As nation-building efforts increased, victory slipped away.
And now, the power struggle.
For the legions of hopeful women who pursued careers and degrees, who now live longer lives and dream of a wider world, Afghanistan has become terra incognita. Many will not submit.
The Hoover Institution is leading a broad, international effort to help Afghan allies escape Taliban rule and find new homes.
By Jonathan Movroydis
The Afghanistan pullout doesn’t mean the United States can now ignore other regions, especially Africa. If anything, US attention to the Sahel should intensify.
Five points Americans should absorb from decades of unusually bitter politics.
Why does China’s COVID-19 slander against the United States sound familiar? Because bogus tales of American “biowarfare” surfaced before, during the Korean War, and they lingered for decades.
The fundamental contest between Beijing and its nuclear rivals is not just about ships, missiles, and warheads but about technology itself.
“Surging inequality” is the phantom that just won’t go away—despite rising household wealth in the Trump years, even during the pandemic.
Playing politics, certain economists have engaged in a bizarre rejection of incentives, one of the most basic tools of economics.
New Hoover fellow Tyler Goodspeed, a former White House economic adviser, on the Trump economy before COVID—and why it proved a boon for the American taxpayer, worker, and investor.
Climate change is always and everywhere an economic question.
High-priced employer-provided health plans inflate costs and divert a vast amount of potential tax revenue. We should tax them.
Amid turbulent times and partisan rancor, state governments—our “laboratories of democracy”—are busier than ever.
The end of the British empire represents only too telling a parallel for post-Afghanistan America.
Even after years of cyberwar, the United States still responds to Russian attacks with bluster. How to replace empty threats with rules we intend to enforce.
State-sponsored cybercrime costs billions and endangers national security. When will President Biden finally do something about it?
We still haven’t done enough to prevent another 9/11.
Ukraine keeps Russia at bay while the White House keeps Ukraine at arm’s length. Kiev deserves better.
Let the school boards and the politicians rage. Parents and teachers can reach common ground on what really matters: helping kids.
In American schools, the “rising tide of mediocrity” keeps rising.
Even tech giants are among the many businesses fleeing California for a better, more affordable life.
After his triumph in last fall’s recall election, California’s governor is again confidently woke.
Hoover fellow Amy B. Zegart has built her career analyzing the big threats. Today’s biggest, she says, is China.
Jonathan Rauch, author of The Constitution of Knowledge, traces the convoluted road to facts that humans must follow through error, raw information, and opinion. The online world only adds new twists.
Anti-Semitism in the United States may appear to be on the rise, but the centuries during which Jews found increasing acceptance suggest that their place in American life remains secure.
Everyone can benefit from a “life review”—not a doleful look at the past but a quest for closure and acceptance.
Celebrating a quarter-century of Hoover’s long-running video series, Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson.
By Guy Denton
Chiang Ching-kuo is often remembered, approvingly, for steering Taiwan toward a high-tech future. But his diaries also show how his stubborn faith in central planning held Taiwan back from prosperity.
A tranquil travel poster beckons: “Come to Ulster.” The Ulster Tourist Development Association (UTDA), which printed the poster, was established in 1923 to work with railroads, seaside resorts, towns, and businesses in Northern Ireland.