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The Syrian Paradox

by Lt Col Timothy "Papa" Murphyvia The Washington Times
Thursday, February 14, 2019

We need to stay in Syria, and it has very little to do with ISIS.

Victor Davis Hanson 2019 Pasadena
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Victor Davis Hanson: What’s New and What’s Not in Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Case for Trump’s Foreign Policy.

In the News

Khomeini's Return To Iran: Broken Promises And Breaking Alliances

quoting Abbas Milanivia Radio Farda
Friday, February 1, 2019

On February 1, 1979 Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 15 years in exile as the leader of a revolution that had sent Iran's last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to exile.

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Markos Kounalakis: U.S. And Taliban Agree In Principle On Afghan Peace Talks

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS News
Monday, January 28, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks about the US and Taliban officials agreeing in principle to key issues for a peace deal.
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Saddam’s Realm of Secrets

by Melissa De Witte interview with Lisa Blaydesvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Stanford scholar Lisa Blaydes used the Hoover Archives to examine the way ordinary Iraqis resisted the regime with an unusual weapon: rumors.

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Wisdom in Nationalism

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

Israel has long sought both a distinctively Jewish identity and modern nationhood. Wise leadership can enable it to achieve each.

The U.S. Army In The Iraq War – Volume 1: Invasion – Insurgency – Civil War, 2003-2006

by Colonel Joel Rayburn
Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Iraq War has been the costliest U.S. conflict since the Vietnam War. To date, few official studies have been conducted to review what happened, why it happened, and what lessons should be drawn.

In the News

Shah Of Iran Modernized His Nation But Vacillated In Crisis

quoting Abbas Milanivia The News Tribune
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
At the height of his power in 1971, Iran's Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi drew world leaders to a wind-swept luxury tent city, offering a lavish banquet of food flown in from Paris to celebrate 2,500 years of Persian monarchy in the ruins of Persepolis.
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‘Africa Is At A Turning Point’: Hoover Series Examines Governance Challenges On A Growing Continent

featuring Hoover Institutionvia Stanford Daily
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

“Just as we used to tell people, ‘Go west — that’s where things are opening up, growing, dynamic,’” said Jack Goldstone, public policy professor at George Mason University, “I will say to people, ‘Go South,’ because for the next fifty years, Africa is going to have… critical impact on the growth of the [global] economy.” To address this economic opportunity and the challenges to governance arising from it, five Africa experts gathered at the Hoover Institution’s Hauck Auditorium for a “Governance in an Emerging New World” panel on Africa’s development.

Speak for humanity

by Barnaby Crowcroftvia Times Literary Supplement (UK)
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Toward the end of Yemen’s previous civil war involving foreign actors, in the 1960s, it became increasingly clear that Egypt – whose armed forces were propping up the republican government in Sana’a – was dropping chemical weapons on northern Yemeni villages in its attempt to end the insurgency led by the country’s deposed imam. Images of dead and dying civilians circulated in London newsrooms, reports filtered back from foreign correspondents, and shell casing recovered from the scene was sent for examination to United Nations agencies.

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