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Analysis and Commentary

U.S. Cyber Infiltration Of The Russian Electric Grid: Implications For Deterrence

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The New York Times reported on June 15 that “the United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin.” In particular, the Times reported that the United States has deployed code “inside Russia’s grid and other targets”—that is, “potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, ... intended partly as a warning, and partly to be poised to conduct cyberstrikes if a major conflict broke out between Washington and Moscow.” The article also noted that this step would represent a major escalation in the ongoing cyber conflict between Moscow and the United States.

In the News

Sohn: Why We Still Aren't Protecting Elections

quoting Michael McFaulvia Times Free Press
Sunday, June 16, 2019

It seems the forgotten tragedy of Donald Trump's election and the Mueller probe is that we know Russia interfered with our 2016 election, but our government isn't doing anything about it.

Interviews

John Yoo: Mueller Report Says There's No Conspiracy At All

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Monday, June 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the Democrats' continued focus on obstruction and collusion, and Yoo notes that the Mueller investigation did not find any evidence of collusion/conspiracy between President Trump and Russia

Featured

Larry Diamond: Saving American Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia Commonwealth Club
Friday, June 14, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses his latest book Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.

In the News

Geopolitical Flashpoints With Ian Bremmer, Niall Ferguson, And Dana Perino

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia North Texas e-News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

On June 12, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present “Geopolitical Flashpoints with Ian Bremmer, Niall Ferguson, and Dana Perino,” part of the “Engage at the Bush Center, Presented by Highland Capital Management” series. Dana Perino of Fox News Channel will moderate the discussion between global political experts Ian Bremmer and Niall Ferguson, which will delve into the panelists’ unique perspectives on today’s global hot spots, including China, Russia, North Korea, and the Middle East. Auditorium seating for this event is sold out, but the program will be livestreamed at BushCenter.org and via Facebook Live.

Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency

by Larry Diamondvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, June 10, 2019

From America’s leading scholar of democracy, a personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order—and the very value of liberty.

Interviews

John Yoo And Jamil Jaffer Says The US Needs To Be On The Offensive With Russia And China

interview with John Yoo, Jamil Jaffervia Fox News
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows John Yoo and Jamil Jaffer weigh in on rising tensions between the US and Russia, and US and China. Yoo says the US needs to be on the offensive with Russia and China.

In the News

Europe Is Slowly Recognizing The New Contours Of World Power

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia The National
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Pinpointing the most significant meeting of world leaders in the northern hemisphere last week was not an easy task. The impressive gathering of western allies to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Britain and France may be the first thing to spring to mind.

Interviews

Former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul: US-Russia Relationship

quoting Michael McFaulvia Salon
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses Russia's relationship with the US as well as what happened in the 2016 election.

In the News

Timothy Garton Ash: Russia Wants To Disintegrate The EU

with Timothy Garton Ashvia The Slovak Spectator
Thursday, June 6, 2019

“Russia as we know it today is determined to disintegrate the European Union,” said Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European Studies at Oxford University on the first day of the GLOBSEC 2019 conference held in Bratislava between June 6-8. The reason for this is the trauma resulting from the break up of the Soviet Union during the years 1989-1991.

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