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How Mozambique Learned to Vote

by Elizabeth Banksvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

Less than a quarter-century ago, the African country held its first multiparty elections. Artifacts in Hoover’s collections taught Mozambicans what it meant to live in a democracy.

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To Tame Tehran

by Samuel Tadrosvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The mullahs may have played their cards masterfully, but the game isn’t over. We can still meet them and call them.

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Weaponized Words

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 20, 2018

The revolution will be televised—and tweeted, and posted, and Instagrammed. Language is today’s truly disruptive technology.


Trump Seeks Middle Ground In Foreign-Policy Balancing Act

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, April 19, 2018

The best course is to use overwhelming military force only when the interests or credibility of America and its allies are on the line.

In the News

ISIS And The Continuing Threat Of Islamist Jihad: The Need For The Centrality Of PSYOP

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Modern Diplomacy
Thursday, April 19, 2018

The National Security Strategy of the United States (NSS) calls for direct military action against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the disruption of terror plots, the destruction of terrorist safe havens and sources of finance, a shared responsibility with allies in confronting the threat and combating radicalization to counter ISIS ideology. The Trump Administration’s NSS accurately identifies the ISIS end goal as creation of the global Islamic caliphate and notes its totalitarian vision.

In the News

Top Scientist Leaves Iran After Crackdown On Environmentalists

quoting Abbas Milanivia The Guardian
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A top Iranian environmental scientist wooed by Hassan Rouhani’s administration to return home from the UK has left Iran amid a crackdown on environmentalists and pressure from hardliners.

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The Syria Quagmire

by Charles Hillvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The country is a roundabout where the world's great powers collide with regional players like ISIS.

Mousque of Al-aqsa in Old Town - Jerusalem, Israel
In the News

National Catholic Reporter Links

mentioning Peter Berkowitzvia National Catholic Reporter
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

At RealClearPolitics, Peter Berkowitz writes on the vilification of Israel and how it is corrupting university culture. We can expect more of this in the weeks ahead as we get ready to mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 which was, in fact, one of the great achievements of modern civilization in the 20th century.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Bomb Syria?

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Monday, April 16, 2018

Donald Trump’s order last Friday to launch missile strikes against Syria’s chemical weapons infrastructure has exposed the divisions among Americans over foreign policy. Some Trump supporters think the President has walked back from his America-first nationalism. Globalists of both parties agree that Bashar al Assad needed to be punished for brutally violating international conventions against chemical weapons. And the rabid anti-Trump left views the attack as a “wag-the-dog” diversion from Trump’s legal troubles.


Markos Kounalakis: How Did Russia Respond To The Airstrikes In Syria

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia CBS
Monday, April 16, 2018

Hoover Institution Markos Kounalakis examines Syria, Assad, and how Russia might respond to US strikes on Syria.