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with Timothy Garton Ash, John O'Sullivanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, July 20, 2001

In 1946, in the wake of two world wars that left the continent devastated, Winston Churchill famously declared, "We must build a kind of United States of Europe." But for a continent of 500 million people and several dozen nation-states with singular histories, cultures, and identities, how complete and how inclusive can unification be? With the end of the cold war, what is the motivation for continuing on the path toward union? If we are on the threshold of an actual "United States of Europe," what role will, and should, the United States of America have in this new Europe?

Behind the Façade of Stalin's Command Economy: Evidence from the Soviet State and Party Archives

Behind the Façade of Stalin's Command Economy: Evidence from the Soviet State and Party Archives

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Examining the period from the early 1930s through Stalin's death in 1953—the height of the Stalinist regime—this enlightening book reveals what we have learned from the archives, what has surprised us, and what has confirmed what we already knew.

Analysis and Commentary

Who Won the Cold War?

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 2, 2001

Liberal academic opinion has created the fiction that nobody won the cold war.

Analysis and Commentary

The Dutch Disease: Peter the Great's Real Legacy?

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Monday, July 2, 2001

Russia is abuzz with talk of the Dutch disease. The current conventional wisdom as summarized in a June 20, 2001, Wall Street Journal article entitled "Russia's Strong Ruble Damps Hopes for Extended Growth" is that high commodities prices are causing an economic slowdown, threatening Russia's recovery.

Europe in the Balance

by Lee A. Casey, David B. Rivkin Jr.via Policy Review
Friday, June 1, 2001

The Alarmingly Undemocratic Drift of the European Union

Analysis and Commentary

The IMF, the Truth, and Russia

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Wednesday, May 30, 2001

The International Monetary Fund is trying to set up a venture that would warn of impending financial crises in developing countries, which would give both itself and other international lenders time to deal with problems in their early stages. But the IMF has no incentives to enforce the truth, even for its own policy objectives.

Analysis and Commentary

Putin Shows His True Colors

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, May 21, 2001

Putin seeks to destroy Russia's already fragile and weak democratic institutions.

Analysis and Commentary

The IMF, Oil, and Russian Economic Policy

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Given the IMF's assessment of Russia's current favorable macroeconomic environment (strong reserves, balanced budget, stable currency), the IMF states that the time is ripe to make progress on such structural and institutional reforms as creating a real banking sector and further reduce arrears. What's lacking in the IMF Outlook?

NATO Ten Years from Now

by Peter J. Duignanvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 30, 2001

The Europeans want a bigger share in running NATO—and a smaller U.S. presence on their continent. Hoover fellow Peter Duignan explains why nothing would serve our interests better.

Analysis and Commentary

Rogue-Patron Linkages in an Emerging World Order

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, April 30, 2001

By the end of the 1990s, the rogue regimes no longer looked so isolated from the major powers.