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Puerto Rico Schools Face Uphill Battle To Reopen After Earthquake

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Politico
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Puerto Rico education department slowly opens schools after devastating earthquake: 177 schools that have been certified and inspected by engineers opened their doors on Tuesday and Wednesday to welcome back students after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake delayed the start of classes. On Monday, 51 more schools will also be ready, Puerto Rico Education Secretary Eligio Hernández Pérez said.

Analysis and CommentaryNational Security

The Israel–U.S. Model Has Been A Resounding Success

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, January 23, 2020

There are many similarities between policies implemented by the two countries.

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Trailer: Economics, Applied

by Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphyvia Economics, Applied
Monday, February 24, 2020

Steven Davis here. Kevin Murphy and I are launching a new podcast called “Economics, Applied.”

Essays

A Troubled Transition: Emerging Nuclear Forces in India and Pakistan

by Ashley J. Tellisvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The competitive and often antagonistic relationships between China and India and between India and Pakistan have deep historical roots that predate their possession of nuclear weaponry. The Indo-Pakistani rivalry dates back to 1947 when both emerged as newly independent states from the erstwhile British Raj in the Indian subcontinent.[i]

Analysis and Commentary

A Chilly Chilean Lesson

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Thursday, January 16, 2020

I have been interested in following the news from Chile. Most recently, I found this very interesting essay by Avel Kaiser in the Jan 1 Wall Street Journal.

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Lands Held Under

by George P. Shultz, Pedro Aspevia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Uncontrolled immigration happens when migrants try to escape poor, dangerous countries. If we make their homelands safer, more functional, and more prosperous, we can lessen everyone’s burden.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: Be It Resolved: Liberal Democracy Will Not Survive The 21st Century

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Munk Debates Podcast
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Nial Ferguson discusses the rise of an anti-liberal order globally and whether the core tenants and ideals of liberal democracy, which dominated western politics for the latter half of the 20th century, can survive the 21st century.

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Interviews

Elizabeth Economy: Making Sense Of China's Role In Latin America

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Yahoo Finance
Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy disucsses the extent to which China is expanding its operations — and by so doing, courting both allies and pariahs of the United States. Should America view this as a direct threat, or is China simply extending the reach of its Belt and Road initiative in order to maintain essential raw material supply chains? 

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A Season Of Caesars

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Unlike their predecessors, today’s authoritarians lack a common ideology. But once in power, they behave in remarkably similar ways.

Interviews

The Bookmonger Episode 275: How To Be A Dictator By Frank Dikotter

interview with Frank Diköttervia The Bookmonger
Monday, December 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Frank Dikotter discusses his book How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century.

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