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What a “Change Candidate” . . . Can’t

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Our new president will face familiar friends and even more familiar foes. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Who Will Stand Up to the tanks

Who Will Stand Up to the Tanks?

by Janine di Giovannivia Hoover Digest
Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hoover senior fellow Larry Diamond looks for places where democracy can still arise, and may yet flourish. By Janine di Giovanni.

Ebb Tide of Freedom?

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, June 27, 2008

The worldwide triumph of democracy was never foreordained. But it’s also too soon to prophesy its failure. By Niall Ferguson.

Shield of Falsehoods

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 18, 2008

“There is no military solution . . . we haven’t tried diplomacy. . . .” Strategies rise and fall, but untruths about the Iraq war refuse to die. By Victor Davis Hanson.

Progress by Small Steps

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

“Microloans” already help people in the Third World escape from poverty. Now “micropayments” are helping them get health care. By Scott W. Atlas.

Its Own Worst Enemy

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Is colonialism to blame for the woes of former colonies? Not in Ghana. By Niall Ferguson.

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How to End the Deadliest War in Africa

by Mvemba Phezo Dizolelevia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

After decades of dictatorship and civil war, Congo has a chance for peace. What the United States can do. By Mvemba Phezo Dizolele.

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The Next Battleground in the Terror War

by Lisa D. Cookvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

The failed states of Africa might only too easily become a breeding ground for terrorism. It is time for us to make certain that they don’t. By Hoover fellow Lisa D. Cook.

If Economists Are So Smart, Why Is Africa So Poor?

by Barry R. Weingast, Douglass C. North, Stephen Habervia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 2003

Despite an enormous inflow of foreign aid, most African countries today are poorer than they were a generation ago. What’s gone wrong? By Hoover fellows Stephen Haber, Douglass C. North, and Barry R. Weingast.

When It’s Not Just Humans Who Are in Trouble

by Terry Andersonvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Robert Mugabe, the autocratic president of Zimbabwe, has begun enacting misguided “land reform” policies that would confiscate virtually all of the private property in the country. The program is proving disastrous for the country’s people—and its wildlife. By Hoover fellow Terry L. Anderson.