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NSAF Profile: Commander Jillian Malzone On Optimizing Performance In The US Coast Guard

Saturday, May 16, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Commander Jillian Malzone, representing the US Coast Guard, is a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2019–20 at the Hoover Institution. In this interview, Malzone discusses her development as a US Coast Guard officer; her assignment as President Obama’s Coast Guard aide; the Coast Guard’s work to prevent Russia’s expansion in the Arctic region; and challenges to the service in recruitment and retainment of forces.

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GoodFellows: Carnivorous Moose

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Europe’s pandemic recovery includes a divided European Union struggling for consensus on a COVID relief plan. Hoover Senior Fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster and John Cochrane discuss the health of the 27-nation EU, whose population surveys as economically progressive, more trusting of authoritarian states and less America-leaning.

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Elizabeth Economy: COVID-19 and China | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Elizabeth Economy discusses COVID-19 and China.

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GoodFellows: International Man Of History

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Imagine the three “GoodFellows” in charge of America’s government—a modern (and democratic) twist on ancient Rome’s triumvirate. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss the coronavirus-related steps they’d take if entrusted with deciding the nation’s health, economic, and geostrategic choices.

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A Panel Discussion: Taiwan And The COVID-19 Pandemic - Lessons For The World

interview with Dr. Jason Wang, Prof. Chang Wen-Chen, Prof. Fan Yun, Lanhee J. Chenvia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, May 7, 2020

A panel discussion of the public health, rule of law, civil society and global policy dimensions of Taiwan’s response to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring Dr. Jason Wang, Prof. Chang Wen-Chen, Prof. Fan Yun, and Lanhee Chen Ph.D. Moderated by Glenn Tiffert Ph.D.

Policy Seminar with Jacquelyn Schneider

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Virtual Meeting

Jacquelyn Schneider, Hoover Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed “A No-First-Use Cyber Policy? The Solution to the U.S. Two Threshold Cyber Strategy Problem.”

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What’s So Funny about Corona, Politics, the Media, and the Culture? A Conversation with Andrew Ferguson and P. J. O’Rourke

interview with Andrew Ferguson, P.J. O'Rourkevia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, May 1, 2020


P. J. O’Rourke and Andrew Ferguson on COVID-19, their wasted youth, Trump versus Biden, the state of journalism, and why they’d both bet on the United States over China any old day.

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Where’s Waldo’s Nuke?

by Amy Zegartvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2020

Amateurs are prowling the Internet for clues to nuclear weapons development. Real spies find these efforts both helpful and worrisome.

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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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The Coronavirus Is Already Reshaping Defense Strategies

quoting Philip Zelikowvia The Washington Post
Thursday, April 9, 2020

Even as the novel coronavirus pandemic nears its peak, defense analysts are beginning to assess how the global spread of this deadly disease should change how we think about warfare.


National Security & Law Task Force

The National Security and Law Task Force examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and US constitutional law to make proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home.