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Policy Stories

Keeping Hong Kong Free

by Larry Diamondvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

China is systematically destroying Hong Kong’s autonomy, democracy, and rule of law.

Policy Briefs

Terry Anderson On Environmentalism And Economic Prosperity

by Terry Andersonvia PolicyEd
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Terry Anderson debunks the idea that prosperity and environmentalism are at odds.


Why Businesses And People Move To New States

by Lee Ohanianvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

In order to attract businesses and new residents, states must prioritize economic policies that make it cheaper and easier to work and live.

Policy Insights

International Women’s Day

featuring Elizabeth Economy, Margaret (Macke) Raymond, Amy Zegart, Jacquelyn Schneidervia PolicyEd
Thursday, March 11, 2021

International Women’s Day is a globally significant day in which we honor women’s social, economic, social, cultural, and political contributions. To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting four of our female Hoover Institution fellows who are leading and transforming their respective fields.

UnArchived: Lessons From the Past

PolicyEd Releases New Video Series, UnArchived: Lessons From The Past

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution’s educational platform, PolicyEd, has launched UnArchived: Lessons from the Past, a new series featuring video shorts produced from the work of the Hoover fellowship and materials from the more than six thousand collections of the Hoover Library & Archives.

Press Releases
UnArchived: Lessons From the Past

Deterrence In Foreign Policy: Lessons From World War II

by Victor Davis Hansonvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

For deterrence to work, nations must have both the capability to exert force and the clear willingness to use it when needed.

Friedman Fundamentals

How Stagflation Changed Monetary Policy

featuring Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Stagflation in the 1970s derailed the Keynesian consensus on monetary policy.

Policy Briefs

Fouad Ajami on Moderate Islam

by Fouad Ajamivia PolicyEd
Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Although some say that there is no moderate form of Islam, Fouad Ajami believed that the battle to wrest Islam away from extremism is not yet lost.

Lessons From The Hoover Policy Boot Camp

Socialism Vs. Capitalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia PolicyEd
Thursday, February 25, 2021

Peter Berkowitz discusses the differences between two economic systems: socialism and capitalism.

The Fight to Defend the Free World w/ H.R. McMaster

Why America Must Remain Engaged Abroad

by H. R. McMastervia PolicyEd
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Though some encourage the United States to pursue a foreign policy of retrenchment, global support for democracy and the rule of law is the best means of promoting peace.


Educating Americans about Public Policy

The digital media revolution has transformed the way people obtain information and form opinions. Countless partisan outlets peddle assertions and “sound bites” as indisputable facts. Few people have the knowledge and analytical skills to navigate this torrent of misinformation. They crave credible and accessible sources of facts, analysis, and information about proposed policies and the effects of those already enacted.

The Hoover Institution

Since its founding nearly 100 years ago, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution has sought to promote economic opportunity and prosperity, secure peace, and improve the human condition. Unique among policy research organizations, Hoover is part of a world-renowned university. In addition to being scholars, our fellows are educators.

Seeking to become the foremost source of policy knowledge, wisdom, and insights, we have launched the Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich Initiative at the Hoover Institution, Educating Americans in Public Policy. The initiative seeks to:

  • Equip Americans with accurate facts and information, as well as a discerning analytical perspective, so they can better perform their civic duties, hold their elected leaders accountable, and “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”
  • Provide political leaders with reliable knowledge and analysis—tools with which they might assess alternatives in the shaping and execution of public policy.

This effort will build on our legacy of substantive policy inquiry where partisan advocacy has become the norm.

The Hoover Institution acknowledges significant gifts in support of its Education Americans in Public Policy initiative from the following generous and committed family foundations and individuals:

    Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich Family Foundation
    S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
    Kurt and Julie Hauser
    E.A. and Suzanne Maas
    Frank and Mona Mapel