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Space Invaders

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

In the information age, old thinking about war is as faulty as old technology. Where is our unified theory of defense?

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Letting Go of the Mideast

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

For the first time in many decades, the Middle East is no longer indispensable to America’s security or economic needs.

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How to Be a Dictator

by Tunku Varadarajan featuring Frank Diköttervia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Hoover fellow Frank Dikötter on the tribe of tyrants, from Stalin to Mao. What the bad guys have in common.

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Robert Service Assesses Czar Vladimir

interview with Robert Servicevia Area 45
Friday, April 10, 2020

Putin’s grip on power and the role of oligarchs in maintaining that power.

In the News

Russia Seeks To Hold Espionage Trial Of American Paul Whelan Even With Moscow On Lockdown

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Hour
Friday, April 10, 2020

The letters from detained American Paul Whelan cannot convey anything about his case or the espionage charges he faces in Russia, so they tend to be repetitive - detail after detail about his days inside Moscow's Lefortovo prison for the past 15 months.

Analysis and Commentary

Vladimir Putin’s Encirclement Of Europe

by Jakub Grygielvia National Review
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Russian propaganda, going back to czarist and Soviet times, often claims that Western powers are encircling Russia, forcing Moscow to be belligerent against its wishes. Russia is the perennial victim of aggressive foreign powers trying to keep Moscow locked in the steppes and, in the worst case, to install themselves in the Kremlin.

Analysis and Commentary

Russia’s Orthodox Grand Strategy

by Jakub Grygielvia The American Interest
Friday, March 20, 2020

Putin will leave sooner or—as it seems—later. But a revanchist Russia, shaped by a revitalized Russian Orthodox Church, will outlast him.

In the News

Kulak Is The Russian Word For 'Deplorable'

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia American Thinker
Sunday, March 1, 2020

In 1929 in an edict that seemed both impossibly savage and self-destructive, Stalin announced the "liquidation of the kulaks as a class.” The people he called kulaks were the relatively wealthy peasants in the countryside.


Michael McFaul On Leaks And Russia Interference: "This Is Secret Information, These Are Supposed To Be Secret Briefings"

interview with Michael McFaulvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, February 24, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul questions the intelligence community for evidence to back up their conclusion that Russians prefer President Trump as the Republican nominee and Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee for president. McFaul also criticized the Obama administration for the lack of action after receiving intelligence in October 2016 about Russian interference on behalf of Trump.

InterviewsNational Security

John Yoo: Russia Reportedly Trying To Help Trump And Sanders Campaigns

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo notes that we should not be surprised that Russia is trying to interfere in our elections considering that Russia caused the chaos that lead to a special investigation, etc.