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A Case for Optimism

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The challenge is deadly serious, but America’s critical-care system is the most advanced in the world.

Hazardous Handouts

by Troy Senik interview with John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow John H. Cochrane argues that large doses of “stimu-lend,” rather than stimulus, will get workers and businesses back on their feet without incubating a second disease: moral hazard.

The Bedford Falls Solution

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When panic reigns, timid investors suffer. The lesson from a classic holiday movie: Be like George.

“This Has an End in Sight”

by Dan Crenshaw interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The pandemic has been devastating, but the wrong response to it could be more devastating still. Hoover fellow Edward P. Lazear lays out a sober set of steps to shore up and revive the US economy.

First Principles and the Future

by John H. Cochranevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Economic freedom underlies every other freedom. We must defy every threat to this essential liberty.

Reclaiming Our Birthright

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

To endure the storms of the new decade, cling to the anchor: personal autonomy.

Honor the World’s Hopes

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Why support the world’s freedom-seeking people? For reasons both moral and practical.

The Assault on Wealth

by David R. Hendersonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Socialism may seem cool all of a sudden, but confiscating wealth is just plain wrong—and does nothing to help the poor or anyone else.

A Taxation Dead End

by Lee Ohanianvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

High taxes on capital gains do harm twice over: they lower investment and provoke capital flight.

The Trouble with Tariffs

by John B. Taylorvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tariffs are sometimes seen as war by other means—and trade conflicts aren’t exempt from the fog of war.

Let’s Unmake a Deal

by Raghuram Rajanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The global market was born as a partnership between developed economies and emerging markets. Now both sides are pushing for changes, some of which could harm trade, not expand it.

After the Dust Settles

by David Davenportvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

When Donald Trump leaves the political scene, conservatives will have to take a deep breath and start figuring out what they still stand for.

How to Be a Dictator

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Frank Dikötter on the tribe of tyrants, from Stalin to Mao. What the bad guys have in common.

Letting Go of the Mideast

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

For the first time in many decades, the Middle East is no longer indispensable to America’s security or economic needs.

Lives in the Balance

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Imbalance, the historical curse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, also affords the clash a certain stability. What we can learn from the motif of sustained crisis.

Getting Iran to the Table

by Jonathan Movroydis interview with Abraham D. Sofaervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Abraham D. Sofaer lays out a way to make progress even with an intractable, violent nation like the Islamic Republic.

Who’s Afraid of Cyberwar?

by Jacquelyn Schneidervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Tehran often threatens to unleash cyberwarfare against the United States. Its hacking skills may be worrisome, but they’re no match for military might.

The Cult of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

The religion of global warming preaches doom and punishment, even as its own high priests hedge their bets. Meanwhile, its fearful, furious dogmas make a cooperative response to climate change all but impossible.

AP Makes the Grade

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Andrew Scanlanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Education reforms come and go, most achieving little. But Advanced Placement programs? They work.

Putting Aside Woke Things

by Frederick M. Hess, Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Far too many schools place social justice ahead of learning. For the sake of students, we must reject this harmful revolution.

Space Invaders

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In the information age, old thinking about war is as faulty as old technology. Where is our unified theory of defense?

Where’s Waldo’s Nuke?

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Amateurs are prowling the Internet for clues to nuclear weapons development. Real spies find these efforts both helpful and worrisome.

Thirty Years On

by Rachel Tausendfreund interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash assesses the state of European democracy.

The Fires Next Time

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

By freezing premiums, California is forcing insurers to pay for fire damage they didn’t cause. This could drive them out of business—to no one’s benefit.

Strange Defeat

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Douglas Murrayvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Douglas Murray, author of The Strange Death of Europe, worries that Europe may have become too exhausted by heedless immigration and self-doubt to defend its own culture.

“Of the Elites, by the Elites”

by Russell Robertsvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

George Will does battle with the administrative state in his new book, The Conservative Sensibility.

“It’s Hard Work, Building A Country”

by General Jim Mattisvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In American public life, Hoover fellow Jim Mattis reminds us, disagreement is forgivable but despair is not.

“Inequality” As A Cudgel

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Governments crave power, and radical egalitarians are only too eager to supply it.

Race Against Anarchy

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Even after the Great War ended, famine and chaos threatened Europe. Herbert Hoover rescued the continent, reviving trade, rebuilding infrastructure, and restoring economic order, holding a budding Bolshevism in check.

On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

This poster from the Hoover Archives offers a gentle image of a violent place and time: Germany in 1920, still reeling from its defeat in the First World War.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

2014 No. 2

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by Richard A. Epstein Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Boskin Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, April 21, 2014
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by John B. Taylor Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Lee Ohanian Monday, April 21, 2014
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by David R. Henderson Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Edward Paul Lazear Monday, April 21, 2014
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by George P. Shultz, Scott W. Atlas, John F. Cogan Monday, April 21, 2014
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, April 21, 2014
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by David Davenport, Gordon Lloyd Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Amy Zegart, Marshall Erwin Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Petrilli, Amber M. Northern Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Eric Hanushek Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Nancy Hass Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Josef Joffe Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Tai-Chun Kuo, William Ratliff Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Adam Bosiacki Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Peter Berkowitz Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Fouad Ajami Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Peter R. Mansoor Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Lanhee J. Chen Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Peter M. Robinson
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by William Damon Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Mark Harrison Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Maciej Siekierski Monday, April 21, 2014
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by Bertrand M. Patenaude Monday, April 21, 2014
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by George H. Nash Monday, April 21, 2014
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 No. 1

by John B. Taylor Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by John H. Cochrane Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Jonathan Rodden Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Keith Hennessey, Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker, Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Gary S. Becker Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Bill Whalen Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Henry R. Nau Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by David Davenport Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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by Scott W. Atlas Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Charles Blahous Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Henry I. Miller Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Peterson Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Elizabeth Cobbs Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Reuel Marc Gerecht Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Robert P. George Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Tod Lindberg Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Thomas H. Henriksen Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Fouad Ajami Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Frederick W. Kagan Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Samuel Tadros, Mark L. Movsesian
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by Michael J. Boskin Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Walter Russell Mead Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Peter M. Robinson Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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by Thomas Sowell Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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2013 No. 4

by Paul R. Gregory Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Russell Roberts Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Charles Wolf Jr. Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Kenneth E. Scott, John B. Taylor Friday, October 18, 2013
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by David Davenport Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Kenneth Anderson Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Roger Pilon, Richard A. Epstein Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Thomas Sowell Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Michael J. Boskin Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Scott W. Atlas Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Michael McConnell Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Daniel P. Kessler Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Henry I. Miller Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Edward Paul Lazear Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Fouad Ajami Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Samuel Tadros Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Marius Deeb Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Abraham D. Sofaer Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Peter M. Robinson Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Shelby Steele Friday, October 18, 2013
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by George P. Shultz Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Niall Ferguson Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Nicholas Siekierski Friday, October 18, 2013
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by Amy Zegart Friday, October 18, 2013
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2013 No. 3

by George P. Shultz, Gary S. Becker, Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan, Allan H. Meltzer, John B. Taylor Monday, July 1, 2013
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, July 1, 2013
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by James Huffman Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Lanhee J. Chen Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Morris P. Fiorina Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Scott W. Atlas Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Paul R. Gregory Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Caroline M. Hoxby, Brooke Donald Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Gary S. Becker, Edward Paul Lazear Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Victor Davis Hanson Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Fouad Ajami Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Colonel Joseph (JP) McGee Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Natalia Reshetova Monday, July 1, 2013
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by Timothy Garton Ash Monday, July 1, 2013
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by George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger, Sam Nunn Monday, July 1, 2013
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On the Cover

via Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

This poster captioned “Loor a los Héroes!” (Praise to the Heroes) lionized the air forces of Republican Spain as the Spanish Civil War intensified in the late 1930s. 

On to the Next Hundred Years

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Herbert Hoover’s namesake institution and its enduring ambition to satisfy intellectual hunger.

New Issue Of Hoover Digest Online

via Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 10, 2019

The fall issue of Hoover Digest is now available online. The journal focuses on topics both classical—the economy, personal freedom, the role of government—and timely, such as cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitical shifts. 

Hopeless in Gaza

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Palestinians, in refusing even to consider taking economic aid in exchange for reforms, are only harming themselves.

Clausewitz Goes East

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

In the Mideast, it’s the power centers that matter—not territory, not capitals, but far-flung and complex alliances.

Building Democracy on Sand

by Arye Carmonvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Israel lacks a constitution—and any clear idea of where it is going. A new book takes up the unanswered questions of the Jewish state.

Putting Tolerance to the Test

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

At its founding, India displayed a powerful affinity for Western values—equality, self-rule, dignity. But in the name of Hindu tradition, the country’s present rulers are flouting those values.

Islands in the Stream

by Hsiao-ting Linvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A handful of small islands once formed a battleground in the Taiwan-China clash. Today those islands not only are at peace but represent a bridge of sorts between the two old adversaries.

Dire Strait

by Michael R. Auslinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Taiwan must decide how to respond to military provocations from the mainland. America may have to decide, too.

Tiananmen Dreams

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Throughout modern history, China has defied the experts and their expectations. Now, as always, the Middle Kingdom will move at its own pace.

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