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Analysis and Commentary

War Brought Cricket To Afghanistan

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

After the Soviet invasion, the sport caught on among refugees in Pakistan.

Analysis and Commentary

What Critics Left And Right Get Wrong About ‘Fauda’

by Josef Joffevia Tablet Magazine
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

If a Jew sympathetic to Israel and a pro-Palestinian critic writing for the Guardian both dislike the Netflix hit Fauda, now in its second season, it can’t be all bad. In fact, it is a series that like Homeland and Breaking Bad has cracked the mold and pushed the genre into uncharted TV territory.


The Bad Iranian Deal Was Always Going To Get Worse

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The more we learn about it — as Iranian and Obama-administration deceptions are uncovered — the more we know it was a disaster from the start.


Don’t Repeat The “Peace Plan” Futility

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Monday, June 11, 2018

This month President Trump will unveil his plan for ending the seven decades of conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. Like his predecessors, the author of the Art of the Deal seemingly can’t resist the chance to close the biggest foreign policy deal since the end of World War II. 


Israel Can Ease Gaza Tensions, But So Must The U.N.

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Thursday, June 7, 2018

In mid-May, freelance journalist Ahmed Abu Artema, an organizer of "Gaza’s Great Return March," emphasized in a New York Times op-ed the peaceful intentions of a movement that has sparked violence since late-March and led to dozens of Palestinians killed and thousands injured by Israel in defense of its border.


Victor Davis Hanson: Nukes Are Not Forever, Europe Doesn't Work, And Growth Is The Best Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses his Defining Ideas article "Ten Paradoxes Of Our Age."

Blank Section (Placeholder)Interviews

The Human Rights Violation Of Women That Rarely Gets Discussed

by Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

On April 11, 2018, the Hoover Institution hosted a panel on female genital mutilation featuring Mary Wambui, the founder and director of Shelter Children’s Rehabilitation Center in Ngong, Kenya, along with Research Fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

Analysis and Commentary

OLC’s Meaningless 'National Interests' Test For The Legality Of Presidential Uses Of Force

by Jack Goldsmith, Curtis A. Bradleyvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) published a legal opinion May 31 that explained the basis for its oral advice in April that President Trump had the authority under Article II of the Constitution to direct airstrikes against Syria. 

In the News

Nigeria: The Economic Story Of Football Jerseys

quoting Thomas Sowellvia All Africa
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

It was when Henry Ford visited a meat packing (abattoir) factory in Chicago that the solution to his long running headache came to him. He saw meat come along on an overhead conveyor belt and one guy would cut one part and let it move to another guy who cut another part. 


The Ayaan Hirsi Ali You Don't Know

interview with Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Femsplainers Podcast
Monday, June 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about her background, life, Islamic women’s rights, and the issues she is currently working on.