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The Problem of Pakistan

by Cecile Sheavia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 18, 2008

Decades of stop-and-start attention from the United States may have done more harm than good. By Cecile Shea.

Shield of Falsehoods

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 18, 2008

“There is no military solution . . . we haven’t tried diplomacy. . . .” Strategies rise and fall, but untruths about the Iraq war refuse to die. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Guantanamo Showdown

by Benjamin Wittesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 18, 2008

Now that September 11 charges have finally been filed, it’s make-or-break time for the military tribunals. By Benjamin Wittes.

Developing a Taste for Stability

by Gary S. Beckervia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 18, 2008

Prosperous people tend to lose their enthusiasm for terrorism. As economic development takes place in Pakistan, let’s hope this happens there, too. By Gary S. Becker.

In the News

Ajay Shah: Three big questions

with Gary S. Becker, John B. Taylorvia Business Standard (India)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

We are still like tribesmen in the Kalahari desert reading stories about plane crashes...

Analysis and Commentary

India’s Game, U.S. Spice

by Tunku Varadarajanvia New York Times
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

IN the blink of an eye, India has gone from faith, prudence and chastity to ... Brittany, Courtney and Tiffani...

In the News

Abizaid addresses Middle East problems

with John Abizaidvia Arbiter (Boise State University)
Monday, April 14, 2008

Retired General John Abizaid spoke about "Diplomacy, the Military, and the Future of the Middle East" at 7 p.m. April 9 in the Student Union Building Jordan Ballroom...

In the News

Rising Food Prices and Public Policy

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, April 13, 2008

The World Bank's index of food prices increases by 140 percent from January 2002 to the beginning of 2008, and a full 75 percent just since September 2006...

In the News

All it takes is a nudge

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Express (India)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

In the world of ideas, there’s a battle currently underway between forces that, No 1, believe the brain is often best left with minimum interference to figure out what’s in its own best interest, and No 2, believe the brain needs to experiment with better ways to intervene and shape what is being decided...

In the News

Farewell Scooter Joe's

with Milton Friedmanvia Financial Express (India)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My favorite coffee shop, Scooter Joe’s [has] shut its doors...