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Russia's Ominous Void

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

After more than six decades as a one-party state, Russia today has in effect become . . . a one-party state. Hoover fellow Michael A. McFaul explains why the Yeltsin government lacks an opposition--and why the lack is so dangerous.

We Won. Now What?

by Dennis L. Barkvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

With the Cold War over and done, the Atlantic alliance has given birth to a new world of peace and prosperity. Yet the Europeans suddenly think ill of us, while we hardly think of them at all. Hoover fellow Dennis L. Bark presents a portrait of postpartum blues.

Minutes of the Soviet Communist Party Politburo meeting held on March 22, 1990

Fond 89 and the Fall of the Soviet Union

by Gordon M. Hahnvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The Hoover Institution is engaged in a major effort to salvage archives from the Soviet Union. Archivist Gordon Hahn describes the effort--and discusses a trove of records that dates from the Soviet Union's final months.

William J. Perry

Weimar Russia

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

If Germany's first attempt at democracy, the Weimar Republic, had proved successful, the Second World War would never have taken place. Now Russia has embarked on its own first attempt at democracy. We dare not let it fail. By Hoover fellow and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.

When Business Don't Get No Respect

by Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Now that communism has fallen, why hasn't Eastern Europe embraced capitalism more wholeheartedly? Hoover fellow Tibor R. Machan explains.

The Bear Sharpens Its Claws

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

As a proportion of Russia's overall budget, defense has been shrinking steadily in recent years. Or has it? Hoover fellow Richard F. Staar argues that Russia has actually more than doubled its spending on one aspect of defense, research and development.

Job Woes in Europe? Don't Blame High Tech

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

In the face of high, chronic unemployment, European politicians are blaming high technology for stealing jobs. Nobel Prize–winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker argues that, instead, they should blame the big governments they built.

Communist Party  election poster

The Election of ´96

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

The good news about last year's presidential election in Russia is that communism was defeated forever. The bad news is what won. Hoover fellow Michael A. McFaul examines the present state of Russian democracy.

The Marshall Plan

by Peter J. Duignan, Lewis H. Gannvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

An essay by Hoover fellows Peter Duignan and the late Lewis H. Gann on the fiftieth anniversary of "the greatest voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another."

Margaret Thatcher

No Regrets

by Margaret Thatchervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

Hoover honorary fellow Margaret Thatcher wonders whether she did the right thing when she signed the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, under the terms of which Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule. She doesn't wonder long.