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Analysis and Commentary

It’s the Dollar

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Sunday, January 30, 2000

With the U.S. dollar as legal tender in Russia, the issue of an overvalued ruble disappears.

Analysis and Commentary

Tightening the Screws in Russia

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, January 24, 2000

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s acting president, will likely be chosen the country’s second president in elections to be held on March 26.


The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture

by Charles Kingvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, December 20, 1999

A study in the politics and culture of the Moldovans. The first English-language book to present a complete picture of this intriguing East European borderland, The Moldovans: Romania, Russia, and the Politics of Culture, illuminates the perennial problems of identity politics and cultural change that the country has endured.

Analysis and Commentary

Ulterior Motives in Chechnya

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 13, 1999

All countries have the right to defend their people from terrorists. Russia is no exception.

NATO After Kosovo

by Alan W. Dowdvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 1, 1999

Toward "Europe whole and free"


The Collapse of Communism

via Hoover Institution Press
Wednesday, November 10, 1999

Experts continue to debate one of the most important political questions of the twentieth century—why did Communism collapse so suddenly? These essays suggest that a wide range of forces—political, economic, strategic, religious, add the indispensable role of the principled statesman and the brave dissident—brought about the collapse of communism.

On the Cover

by Elena Danielsonvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Hoover archivist Elena S. Danielson describes the origins of the art on the front cover.

Cracking the Kremlin Files

by Bernard Butchervia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

When seventy-four years of communist rule suddenly ended, Hoover Institution deputy director Charles G. Palm saw an opening. Here’s how he brought 25 million pages of once-secret Soviet history to the Hoover Institution Archives. By Bernard Butcher.

The Wild, Wild East

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Any nation that wants a democratic government and a free market economy must have leaders who respect the rule of law. Alas for Russia, Boris Yeltsin doesn’t. By Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop.