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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.


Too Bad For The Victims: Europe Still Fails To Protect Public From Terror

by Russell A. Bermanvia The Hill
Thursday, May 31, 2018

The attack in Liege, Belgium on Tuesday is being treated as an act of terrorism and rightly so. It began when the suspect, now identified as Belgian Benjamin Herman, assaulted two female police officers from behind, stabbing them multiple times and, after seizing their weapons, killing them both in cold blood. Such is terrorist bravery.


Ambassador Michael McFaul: A Brief History Of Russia

interview with Michael McFaulvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul shares his knowledge and provides a unique perspective on one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships between the US and Russia. McFaul talks about election interference, the rise of the hostile, paranoid, Russian president, and a firsthand account of McFaul’s ambassadorship.


Former Ambassador To Russia Michael McFaul Reflects On The 'Reset'

interview with Michael McFaulvia Here and Now (WBUR)
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about Russia during the Obama administration known as the "reset," and discusses its successes and failures.

Moscow, Russia
In the News

Moscow’s Demons

quoting Michael McFaulvia The American Interest
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Where does it come from, this Russian need to portray the West as either ideal or enemy?