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Analysis and Commentary

Why Symbols Matter

by Kori Schakevia Room for Debate (New York Times)
Monday, November 21, 2011

The basing agreement is largely symbolic, allowing increased access for United States aircraft to Australian airfields and six-month rotations of Marines that will total 2,500 only in the year 2016. But symbolic agreements are important...

A Legal Atrocity

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The author of the notorious Goldstone Report admits he got it wrong. Too late. By Peter Berkowitz.

Michael A. Spence

Spence discusses his latest book on WNYC

via WNYC
Monday, May 16, 2011

Michael Spence, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, discusses the economic growth that led to enormous gaps in wealth and living standards between the industrialized West and the rest of the world. In his latest book, The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World, Spence looks at how this pattern shifted after World War II and how that trend will reshape the world.

Yellow Ship

China at Sea

by Commander David Slayton, Craig Hoopervia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Less flashy than stealth fighters or missiles, a versatile blue-water navy is preparing to cast China’s influence upon the waters. By David M. Slayton and Craig Hooper.

Bad apple

Your Child Left Behind

by Eric Hanushek, Paul E. Petersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In advanced math studies, not a single American state or demographic group is keeping up with the rest of the world. Hoover fellows Eric A. Hanushek and Paul E. Peterson ran the numbers. By Amanda Ripley.

Shanghai Surprise

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Students in China’s largest city just aced three global assessment tests. If American education ever had a “Sputnik moment,” this is it. By Chester E. Finn Jr.

Why We Spend What We Spend

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Pentagon’s budget is no ordinary line item. There are many reasons not to cut it. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Peter Berkowitz’s Five Books

by Peter Berkowitz, Jonathan Rauchvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.

Lifting the “Resource Curse”

by Stephen Haber, Victor Menaldovia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mineral wealth can build a nation or subvert it. Afghanistan might
become a success story yet.

In the News

Market expected to open stronger after break

with Robert E. Hallvia Herald Sun (Australia)
Monday, April 5, 2010

The Australian market is poised for a robust start when trading commences tomorrow after the US economy cruised into the Easter break with the release of positive jobs and manufacturing data.