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Forum Explores Rise Of Anti-Semitism In Europe

mentioning Ayaan Hirsi Alivia San Diego Union Tribune
Monday, September 17, 2018

A packed audience filled Ramona Mainstage to celebrate American Liberty Forum of Ramona’s (formerly Ramona Tea’d) 100th symposium and to honor the contributions of previous chairmen Jim Fontana and Jim Tapscott with cake and a violin rendition of patriotic songs. As the main event, the audience viewed San Diego County’s premiere of Dr. Evelyn Markus’ documentary “Never Again Is Now.”


Markos Kounalakis: The Decline Of Western News

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia World Affairs
Monday, September 17, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses western journalism's decline with fewer foreign correspondents, international bureaus, and stringer networks from US and other western news organizations around the world. But, the non-western, often state-run media outlets from countries like China and Russia are filling in the gaps, growing rapidly and broadly, and affecting the balance and accuracy of international reporting. 


Niall Ferguson: The Next Generation Of Everything. A Historian’s And An Investor’s Views

interview with Niall Fergusonvia 15th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the past, present, and plausible futures we might face based on our choices.


Technology and Governance in Russia: Possibilities

by Stephen Kotkinvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

This paper will ruminate in a highly preliminary way on the possibility of change in Russian governance as a result of disruptions in technology.  No such momentous changes are on the horizon at the moment.  That said, history moves in surprising ways, and unintended consequences are the norm.  Technological disruption, too, usually brings change in unforeseen directions.  Whatever happens, it will not happen the precise way we might anticipate.  

Analysis and Commentary

Central Planning In War

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the last 2 months, I’ve read 6 books about the attack on the Zam Zam in April 1941. It was the ship my uncle Fred Henderson and aunt Jamie Henderson were on when they were heading to the Belgian Congo to be medical missionaries. It was attacked and sunk by the German raider Atlantis and they, along with all the other ship’s passengers and crew were taken prisoner, transferred to the Dresden, and sent to occupied France. 


The Sunday Show With Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Hromadske
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses trends in Ukraine and the region.

In the News

Groysman Tells Condoleezza Rice About Changes In Ukraine

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Ukrinform News
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman held a meeting with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday evening.

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YES 2018: Post-Putin Russia Is Hard To Predict But It’s Not Hopeless, Panelists Say

quoting Michael McFaulvia Kyiv Post
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been in power for almost two decades and will stay for at least six years more. His leadership, however, has been so damaging for his nation and the world that many wonder: When will Putin’s era end and what is the future of Russia after Putin?

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featuring Michael McFaulvia Maine Public
Friday, September 14, 2018

Speaking In Maine takes us next to Northport and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. The topic is Russia, and the speaker is Ambassador Michael McFaul, who served in that capacity to Russia in from 2009 to 2012.

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Poroshenko, Groysman To Speak At YES Meeting In Kyiv

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Ukrinform News
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will deliver a speech at the opening of the plenary sessions of the annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy (YES), which will be held at the Mystetsky Arsenal in Kyiv on September 13-15, according to the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.