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Reform the Pentagon

with Admiral Gary Rougheadvia National Review Online
Thursday, December 12, 2013

A freer military would allow future presidents to manage the force more nimbly.


Condoleezza Rice on CNN International

with Condoleezza Ricevia CNN International
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Bharatiya Janata Party, riding high on its victory in the recent assembly elections, has more reason to cheer. In a major boost to BJP Prime Ministerial Narendra Modi, former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice claimed the Gujarat riots were no longer an issue and the US would work with Modi if he became the Prime Minister.

Analysis and Commentary

Response to an Email About QE and a Letter

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Recently I received an email with this question about my views on quantitative easing and a letter I signed with others: “I have a question about the letter you signed back in 2010 asking the Fed n...

US-Iran Relations
Analysis and Commentary

What a Final Iran Deal Must Do

by George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia ABC Online (Australia)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

As former secretaries of state, we have confronted the existential issue of nuclear weapons and negotiated with adversaries in attempts to reduce nuclear perils. We sympathize with the current administration's quest to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff through diplomacy.

In the News

Kissinger and Shultz Give Thumbs-Down to Iran Deal

with George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In an op-ed in the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>&nbsp;on Tuesday, former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Shultz give a thumbs-down--as diplomatically as possible--to the new Iran nuclear deal-in-progress.

In the News

Two Important Thumbs Down for the Iran Interim Deal

with George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissingervia Right Turn (Washington Post)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Two esteemed former secretaries of state denounce the president's Iran ploy.


Condoleezza Rice on Face the Nation

with Condoleezza Ricevia Face the Nation (CBS)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Former Sec. of State says race in America no longer &quot;limiting factor it once was,&quot; but race and poverty still &quot;terrible witch&#039;s brew&quot;

Analysis and Commentary

Chile versus Argentina

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Friday, November 22, 2013

BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO – Economists often compare similar economies to isolate the impact of a particular difference. This approach provides a compelling picture of the role of specific factors in driving or undermining an economy’s success.

In the News

JFK Would Have Rejected the Iran Deal

with George P. Shultzvia
Friday, November 22, 2013

In a bitter historical irony, as Americans mark the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the world's leading powers may be about to sign an agreement that would permit Iran, the world's leading sponsor of terror and mass murder today, to become a virtual nuclear power. The Geneva deal, so eagerly sought by the Obama administration, rejects the lessons, and the principles, of the Kennedy legacy.

Tehran, Iran
Analysis and Commentary

The Gipper's Guide to Negotiating

by George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

With U.S.-led talks to curb Iran's nuclear program underway in Geneva this week, American diplomats would do well to take a few pointers from the Gipper—my former boss, Ronald Reagan, that is—on how to negotiate effectively:



Wohlford Family Senior Fellow
Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow
Visiting Fellow
Senior Fellow, Emeritus
Tad and Dianne Taube Director | Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy
Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow
Senior Fellow
W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus
Senior Fellow
George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics

The Hoover Institution's Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.


As a result of volatile and rising energy prices and increasing global concern about climate change, two related and compelling issues—threats to national security and adverse effects of energy usage on global climate—have emerged as key adjuncts to America’s energy policy; the task force will explore these subjects in detail. The task force’s goals are to gather comprehensive information on current scientific and technological developments, survey the contingent policy actions, and offer a range of prescriptive policies to address our varied energy challenges. The task force will focus on public policy at all levels, from individual to global. It will then recommend policy initiatives, large and small, that can be undertaken to the advantage of both private enterprises and governments acting individually and in concert.