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Analysis and Commentary

Think Small To Weather Big Storms

by Alice Hillvia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

[Subscription Required] At two minutes to noon on Sept. 1, 1923, the ground began to tremble in Tokyo and nearby Yokohama. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake had struck Japan. The shaking lasted for nearly five minutes, causing gas stoves to topple, which in turn ignited thousands of wooden buildings. The fires eventually claimed more lives than the quake itself — more than 140,000 people died in all. 

In the News

5 Times Mass Migration Fallout Proved Trump Ambassador Hoekstra Right

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Breitbart
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra has been under attack from the mainstream media after pointing out how mass migration has caused major problems for the country.


Timothy Garton Ash: The 10 Principles For Free Speech

interview with Timothy Garton Ashvia BBC News
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Timothy Garton Ash discusses the ten principles needed for freedom of speech.
In the News

U.S. Foreign Policy In Tumultuous Times

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia New Hampshire Public Radio
Monday, January 15, 2018

The headlines involving North Korea, Russia and Iran have been alarming, including even the threat of nuclear war. But fraught relations involving these countries go back decades. We examine that geopolitical history -- and try to untangle recent developments.


Review: The Great And The Good

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, January 12, 2018

[Subscription Required] In his latest book, ‘The Square and the Tower,’ Niall Ferguson shows his distrust for the classical liberal assumption that unplanned activity is often beneficent. Anything not ordered consciously he views as dangerous disorder.


Ex-Estonian Leader Toomas Hendrik Ilves, A Cyber Pioneer, Calls For Global Alliance Of Democracies

interview with Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Inside Cybersecurity
Friday, January 12, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Toomas Hendrik Ilves notes that democratic nations around the world -- including and building out from the NATO partners -- should forge a global partnership on cybersecurity, starting with an informal forum for collaboration and growing into an alliance with legal structures and responsibilities.

In the News

German Social Democratic Leaders Beg Members To Back Deal With Merkel

quoting Josef Joffevia Reuters
Thursday, January 11, 2018

German Social Democratic (SPD) leaders appealed to party members on Friday to swallow their doubts and endorse an overnight deal to renew a “grand coalition” with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives for another four years.

Of Trump, Holes, And Our Real Immigration Scandals

by Jeremy Carl
Friday, January 12, 2018

Once again Donald Trump has inartfully stumbled on a truth—and our thoroughly corrupt media, race-baiting Democrats, and too many amnesty-loving GOP politicians couldn’t be angrier.

Analysis and Commentary

A Digital Defense Alliance

by Toomas Hendrik Ilvesvia Berlin Policy Journal
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The digital age has given rise to new threats against liberal democracies―threats that are independent of geography and asymmetric by nature. To face them, we need a “Cyber NATO.”

Analysis and Commentary

Pence Presidency Can’t Come Soon Enough For America’s Allies

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC Bureau
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” bestseller paints a picture of a dysfunctional Trump White House on the verge of collapse and on the edge of internal overthrow. Figuring the odds for a 25th Amendment action is best left to bookmakers, however, not book authors. Whatever the odds, foreign leaders always need to hedge their bets. On their minds, if not their tongues, is what life would be like under a President Pence.