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Shaken, not Deterred

by Sanam Vakilvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Despite sanctions, protests, and the toll of disease, Iran is likely to continue along its destructive regional path.

An Incorrigible State

by Tony Badranvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Washington should stop looking for that elusive moderation in Iran. The state itself is the problem.

In the News

Dollarization For Lebanon

quoting John H. Cochranevia Cato Institute
Thursday, July 30, 2020

"The Lights Go Out in Lebanon as Financial Collapse Accelerates," declared a recent headline in The Washington Post. The headline refers specifically to worsening power outages but more generally to Lebanon's ongoing "economic implosion." This breakdown is due in large part to chaos in Lebanon's monetary and banking systems. 

In the News

Setting The Records Straight In Iraq

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia War on the Rocks
Friday, July 17, 2020

The issues putting pressure on the U.S.-Iraqi relationship are daunting. The confrontation between Iran and the United States frequently plays out on Iraqi streets. COVID-19 is spreading at alarming rates and overwhelming Iraq’s beleaguered healthcare system. The collapsing oil market has the country’s finances on the brink. 

Interviews

Cole Bunzel: Collapsed Caliphate? Understanding The Islamic State In 2020

interview with Cole Bunzelvia AEI
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Cole Bunzel discusses the Islamic State, its ideology, and its operations as well as how it interprets its own successes and failures, and lessons the Trump administration should draw from past counterterrorism operations.

In the News

How COVID-19 Is Putting The Rule Of Law To The Test Across Africa

quoting Barry R. Weingastvia The Conversation
Thursday, July 9, 2020

A number of Africa’s fragile democracies have become vulnerable to the sword of leaders assuming wide-ranging powers under cover of emergency responses to COVID-19. Partly for this reason, Good Governance Africa has published a set of articles that conceptualise COVID-19 as a wicked problem. A “wicked problem” is exemplified by multiple stakeholders interacting in complex and unpredictable ways. It is difficult to identify and even more difficult to solve.

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Shelby Steele: Race In America | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Shelby Steelevia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Shelby Steele Talks About Race In America.

In the News

Slavery Rampant In Africa, Middle East; The West Wrongly Accuses Itself

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Gatestone Institute
Sunday, July 5, 2020

For the intersectional activists, the US is the world's biggest oppressor -- not China, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, or Iran.

Analysis and Commentary

Annexation And Normalizing UAE/Israel Relations

by Abraham D. Sofaervia The Jerusalem Post
Monday, June 29, 2020

Israel undoubtedly appreciates the UAE’s increasing willingness to engage. But the UAE’s statements reflect assumptions that Israel does not share.

In the News

Why US Is Trying To Curtail ICC Investigation Over 'War Crimes' In Afghanistan

quoting John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The U.S. government made it clear in March that it would not cooperate with an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into alleged war crimes committed by U.S. military and intelligence personnel in Afghanistan, and late last week, the Trump administration doubled-down on its stance by issuing an executive order that paves the way for ICC employees and their families to be barred from entry to the United States and slapped with economic sanctions.

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