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Analysis and Commentary

‘The Kremlinologist’ Review: A Starring Role Behind The Scenes

by Bertrand M. Patenaudevia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Llewellyn Thompson’s quiet diplomacy and shrewd counsel relaxed Cold War tensions and made him the “unsung hero” of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bertrand M. Patenaude reviews “The Kremlinologist” by Jenny Thompson and Sherry Thompson.

Analysis and Commentary

Putin’s Power, Arrogance Lead To Costly Russian Miscalculation That Unites West

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC Bureau
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Vladimir Putin has spent years trying to divide the West by undermining elections, invading neighbors and aggressively using Russian oil and gas as a ham-handed bargaining tool. These concerted and clever efforts have suddenly, however, revealed the New Putin: Despite his best efforts and plans, he’s become a uniter, not a divider of the West.


Samuel Tadros: Syria Transforms Into Much Worse

interview with Samuel Tadrosvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow  Samuel Tadros discusses his Caravan article "The Descent Of Syria Into The Abyss."

In the News

More Than 20 Countries Have Expelled Russian Diplomats. Now What?

quoting Michael McFaulvia PBS
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

After the U.S. and its European allies coordinated to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats in response to the March poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK, some analysts are arguing the punishment may have been the wrong move.

In the News

Trump And The West Give Putin The Fight He Needs

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

On Monday morning the United States, Canada and the European Union carried out a coordinated mass expulsion of Russian diplomats, responding to Moscow's alleged role in the March 4 poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain.

In the News

Bad History Makes For Flawed Policy

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia 38 North
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

“North Korea just stated that it is in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the United States,” President-elect Donald Trump tweeted a day after Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Day speech last year. “It won’t happen.”


U.S. Deterrence To Play Key Role In Upcoming North Korea Talks, Stanford Scholar Says

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia Stanford News
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says that re-establishing the concept of deterrence in North Korean relations played a pivotal role in bringing the country to the nuclear negotiation table.
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Security By The Book - A Discussion With Niall Ferguson On The Square And The Tower

interview with Jack Goldsmith, Niall Fergusonvia Lawfare
Monday, March 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellows Jack Goldsmith and Niall Ferguson sit down for a discussion on the history of social networks.

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Security by the Book - Max Boot's New Book, The Road Not Taken

interview with Max Boot, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book: Max Boot's new book, 'The Road Not Taken,'" on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.


Michael McFaul: Russia's Defiance May Be ‘Worse Than Cold War,’ Ex-Ambassador Says

interview with Michael McFaulvia WBUR
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul notes that Russia’s alleged nerve-agent attack on a former spy in the UK is part of a troubling pattern of rogue behavior that needs to be met with a serious response.


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.