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From Berlin to Ground Zero

by Peter Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

The “End of History” thesis saw a world at equilibrium. But when does the center ever hold?

InterviewsNational Security

Kiron Skinner: Former State Department Official On Iran: We Need Our Allies, ‘We Can’t Do This Alone’

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Friday, January 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses U.S. strategies toward Iran and Skinner encourages a maximum diplomacy campaign to gain support from allies.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Is Russia In Syria?

by Jakub Grygielvia American Interest
Friday, January 3, 2020

Russia recently announced that it will spend $500 million to fix and update the commercial port of Tartus in Syria. In 2017 Moscow had renewed its lease over the port, signing an agreement with Damascus in a clear show of support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But Russian (and before 1991, Soviet) naval presence there dates back to the early 1970s.

Analysis and Commentary

Ignored Evidence From A Kremlin Insider

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Washington Times
Monday, December 23, 2019

The Mueller report revealed that the one true Putin intimate, testifying under oath before the FBI, cast serious doubt on Vladimir Putin’s preference for Donald Trump. Was this crucial fact ignored because it rejects the “Putin prefers Trump” narrative at the core of the anti-Trump movement?

In the News

The Russian Presence In Syria Is A Force For Chaos Rather Than Order

quoting Jakub Grygielvia Mosaic Magazine
Friday, December 27, 2019

After a hiatus from involvement in the Middle East that began in 1991, Russia has reasserted itself in the region through its intervention in the Syrian civil war. Jakub Grygiel explains how America made this return possible through empty rhetoric, passivity, and shortsightedness.


Stalin Did Not Want An Iron Curtain To Descend, Stanford Historian Norman Naimark Says

interview with Norman M. Naimarkvia Stanford News
Thursday, December 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Norman Naimark discusses his book Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty, as well as his research on the postwar order in Europe.


A Russian Under Every Bed

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

After Trump’s election, his opponents took a sudden dislike to the Russians they once saw as peace partners.

In the News

‘The Russian Job’ Review: Feeding The Enemy

featuring Herbert Hoover, Bertrand M. Patenaudevia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, December 16, 2019

Few remember that in the early 1920s America supplied food to a starving Soviet Union, quite possibly preventing its collapse.

In the News

The Best Books On The Russian Revolution

mentioning Robert Servicevia Insider Financial
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Just over a century ago, on February 22, 1917 (using the Russian Julian calendar which was 13 days behind the West), began the civil protests and strikes in Petrograd that would topple Tsar Nicholas II and mark the start of the Russian Revolution. It would culminate, eight months later, with the Bolshevik coup and Lenin’s assumption of power. 


A Season Of Caesars

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Unlike their predecessors, today’s authoritarians lack a common ideology. But once in power, they behave in remarkably similar ways.