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Talks At Google Featuring Niall Ferguson: "The Square And The Tower"

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Talks at Google
Monday, June 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson talks about the influence of social networks and new technologies throughout history.

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A Frontal Assault On Social Media

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, June 4, 2018

The European Union’s GDPR is both redundant and disastrous.


Michael McFaul, Former Ambassador To Russia

interview with Michael McFaulvia Matters of State
Monday, June 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about his time served during the Russian reset, what it’s like to be the target of a Russian disinformation campaign, his new book, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia, and much more.

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Navigating The 'Hot Peace' With Russia

featuring Michael McFaulvia The Washington Times
Sunday, June 3, 2018

President Vladimir Putin perhaps had good reason to view Michael McFaul with a tad of suspicion when he arrived in Moscow as American ambassador in 2008.


Italy’s Populist Flirtation Won’t Last

by Josef Joffevia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, June 3, 2018

[Subscription Required] The new right-left coalition will be hampered by the nation’s debt—and their own internal discord.

In the News

Spring Cleaning 2018

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Observer-Reporter
Saturday, June 2, 2018

Recommended reading: “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler 1929–1941,” by Stephen Kotkin. A 900-page tome, it nevertheless presents a good overview of Stalin’s rule and the complicated interplay between Hitler and Stalin, whose alliance through the Hitler-Stalin Pact in 1939 was one both men figured would end in war between them, but when, how, and who would double-cross the other first was the question.


Niall Ferguson On Understanding Brexit And Donald Trump (Pt. 2)

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Rubin Report
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the ongoing culture war that he and his wife and Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali are fighting and the security and safety concerns that they have as a result, the importance of history, his views on Brexit, Donald Trump, and more.

Analysis and Commentary

What Do Steel Tariffs Have To Do With Iran? Plenty

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Bloomberg
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Europe's temporary waiver from U.S. import quotas on steel and aluminum is about to expire, and most experts are pessimistic that a U.S.- EU trade war can be avoided.


A New NAFTA Can Help Reform The Administrative State

by Adam J. Whitevia City-Journal
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Working in tandem with the White House, federal agencies are moving swiftly to reform the administrative state that President Trump inherited from President Obama. The White House’s semiannual "Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions," released in early May, outlines federal agencies' efforts to reduce their own excessive regulatory burdens and to streamline their own processes for granting federal infrastructure permits.

Analysis and Commentary

Macron’s Plan To Save Europe Is Compelling – But He’s On His Own

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, May 31, 2018

The French president is the best European leader we’ve got. But without support from Germany, there’s little he can do.