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Analysis and Commentary

In A World Of Populist Tyrants, This Still Was A Good Week For Democracy

by Markos Kounalakis quoting Larry Diamondvia Miami Herald
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Democracy goes through ups and downs, even experiencing recessions like the stock market.

Analysis and Commentary

What's Putin Up To In The Arctic?

by Alice Hillvia The Hill
Thursday, June 27, 2019

What’s Russia President Vladimir Putin up to? That question gets asked a lot, especially when it comes to Russia’s activities and intentions in the Arctic. Russia first begged the world to ask this question in 2007 when it planted a Russian flag on the seabed directly beneath the North Pole.

In the News

International Honors For “Women Of The Gulag” – And An Exclusive Podcast From The Stanford Screening!

quoting Paul R. Gregory, George P. Shultz, Eric Wakinvia The Book Haven
Monday, June 24, 2019

It premiered in Hollywood and New York – but on June 11, Women of the Gulag, a documentary film based on Paul Gregory‘s book of the same name, came home to Stanford. It got a big audience at Hoover’s Hauck Auditorium, in the new David & Joan Traitel Building, with a splendid reception afterwards. (We’ve written about the film here and here and here and here.)

Interviews

Larry Diamond: Challenges To Liberal Democracy

interview with Larry Diamondvia Iowa Public Radio
Monday, June 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses the state of democracy in the US and the global effects of eroding democratic values. 

Featured

A New Birth Of Freedom

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, June 21, 2019

Thirty-seven years ago, in one of his most visionary and enduringly influential speeches, President Ronald Reagan declared democracy to be the wave of the future, and committed the United States of America to a campaign to advance its cause worldwide. In what came to be known simply as the “Westminster Speech,” Reagan embraced a vision for fostering, through peaceful means, “the infrastructure of democracy—the system of a free press, unions, political parties, universities—which allows a people to choose their own way.” 

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.

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