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Jan Karski, Freedom Fighter

by Deroy Murdockvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Jan Karski, a Polish underground leader during World War II, brought the first eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust to a mostly unbelieving West. A eulogy of the late hero by Hoover media fellow Deroy Murdock.

Remembering Joseph Brodsky

by Cissie Dore Hillvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

An appreciation of the exiled Russian poet and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. By Cissie Dore Hill.

The Lingering Dream of Empire

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

With little fanfare, Belarus has joined Russia in a new confederation. Russia is now lobbying other former Soviet states to do the same. Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop on Vladimir Putin’s expansionist dreams.

United We Fall

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

Europe’s drive toward unification threatens just the opposite—disunity. By Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash.

Why Britain Should Say No

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2000

There is not a single convincing argument why Britain should join the European Union—not one. But there are plenty of reasons why Britain shouldn't. By Hoover fellow Robert Conquest.


NATO: Its Past, Present, and Future

by Peter J. Duignanvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, October 16, 2000

NATO: Its Past, Present, and Future tells the complete story of the most successful peacetime venture in Western cooperation, from the historic alliance's shaky beginnings to its cold war triumphs, failures and successes, as well as its recent enlargement and its controversial involvement in the Yugoslav imbroglio.

Analysis and Commentary

Russia’s Banks Are Corrupt and Unreformed

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Monday, October 2, 2000

The failure to reform Russia’s banks, wrote the The Moscow correspondent of The Economist, is hampering the development of a vital source of financing for restructuring Russian enterprises.

Véndrinism: France's Global Ambition

by Chris Caldwellvia Policy Review
Sunday, October 1, 2000

New self-confidence in the age of globalization

Analysis and Commentary

Russia Has No Real Banks

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Thursday, September 21, 2000

Russia’s banks are ersatz banks, not real banks; their main activity is to transmit subsidies from the government to enterprises.

Analysis and Commentary

How Big Are Russia's Foreign Exchange Reserves?

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Monday, September 11, 2000

To find an answer, we need to examine monthly balance sheets of the Central Bank, the debt records of the Ministry of Finance, and the collective balance sheets of the monetary authority, which comprises jointly the Central Bank of Russia and the Ministry of Finance.