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In the News

Of Culture And Structure

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Nation
Saturday, November 11, 2017

In chapter three of his classic, ‘Class, Ethnicity and Democracy in Nigeria’, which focuses on the failure of Nigeria’s first republic but has enduring lessons for the country’s contemporary politics, Professor Larry Diamond opens with quotes from two of the country’s nationalist leaders that are relevant to current debates on constitutional re-engineering or restructuring of Nigeria. The first is an excerpt from Dr. Nnmadi Azikiwe’s inaugural address as Governor-General of Nigeria in 1960.

In the News

Islam And The Mistreatment Of Women

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Christian Post
Saturday, November 11, 2017

Many Muslims are peaceful and tolerant, and it has become fashionable in the West to portray Islam as a peaceful and tolerant religion, even in the wake of terrorist attacks like the recent one in New York. But it's hard to buy into this charade when it comes to Muslim treatment of women under Sharia law. Plainly put, Sharia subjugates women in virtually every area of their lives.

In the News

What An ISIS Retreat In Boukamal Could Mean For The War In Syria

quoting Fabrice Balanche via Syria Deeply
Friday, November 10, 2017

The Syrian government is trying to capture the last ISIS stronghold in Syria. If it’s successful, it would be positioned for both a military and economic boost as it moves to secure a section of its frontier with Iraq, according to Fabrice Balanche of the Hoover Institution.

In the News

The Road To Rebuilding Raqqa

quoting Fabrice Balanche via Al-Monitor
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

With the city of Deir ez-Zor falling into the hands of the Assad regime army and allied forces Nov. 3, the city of Raqqa — newly liberated from the Islamic State (IS) by the Kurdish-led and US-supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) — finds itself at a turning point. Surrounded by regional and local enemies with diverging geopolitical interests, Raqqa’s elites have to carefully navigate ethnic lines while tackling a difficult reconstruction effort and uprooting the jihadi threat once and for all. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/ru/originals/2017/11/syria-raqqa-sdf-is-reconstruction-political-elite-isis-regime.html#ixzz4y3R7wtjb

World Puzzle

William Perry At The Nuclear Brink

interview with William J. Perryvia Carnegie Corporation of New York
Monday, November 6, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow William Perry discusses the global landscape of threats to nuclear stability, from North Korea and Iran, to US relations with Russia.

In the News

Russia In Syria: A Course Strewn With Obstacle

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Lowy Institute
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Having vanquished Syria’s rebels militarily, Russia now faces the challenge of reconstructing a durable Syrian state. To convert military victory into a lasting political settlement that benefits it and its allies in Syria, Bashar Assad’s government and Iran, Moscow has moved quickly to establish peace zones where fighting has ceased. Now it is moving equally rapidly to restore a legitimate and stable political order in Syria by convening a congress of all Syrian factions on 18 November in Sochi.


Don't Forget Middle East Madness

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thanks to the Iran deal, the mullahs can buy nearly all the weapons they need. There is currently a real Asian pivot as the president completes one of the longest presidential tours of Asia in memory. Three carrier battle groups are in the West Pacific. 

Analysis and Commentary

Another Terrorist Attack, Another Whitewash Of Islamic Jihad

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine Online
Monday, November 6, 2017

After a Muslim immigrant from Uzbekistan murdered eight people on a bike path in New York, the usual “expert” pundits and commentators began recycling the same clichés they always use to avoid a hard, uncomfortable fact: these killings are perpetrated by Muslims who are faithfully following fourteen centuries of Islamic precept and practice.

In the News

The Scourge Of Modern-Day Slavery Persists Around The Globe

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Daily Beast
Sunday, November 5, 2017

We may think slavery is a problem in the rear-view mirror, but in fact millions of people wake up each day to a life of forced labor, violence, sexual assault, and dehumanization.

In the News

West Wing Reads For 10/30/17

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia White House
Monday, October 30, 2017

With ISIS in retreat, Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution writes in RealClearPolitics that the recent American victories against the terrorist state follow Secretary of Defense James Mattis relaxing the rules of U.S. engagement, and making it "veritable open season on Islamic State jihadists." He adds American forces are also training an entire new cadres of anti-ISIS fighters for the battlefield.