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Russell Berman: Hoover Scholar Talks About The Crisis In Syria – And How To Resolve It

interview with Russell A. Bermanvia Stanford News
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Russell Berman talks about the complexities of the Syrian conflict and how peace can be achieved.

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Area 45: Melania - Citizen And Friend Of The World

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Area 45
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Central Europe – Melania’s Next Mission?

In the News

Making Sense Of The Syrian Civil War

mentioning Fouad Ajami, Hoover Institutionvia The New York Times
Thursday, April 12, 2018

After a chemical attack in Syria on Saturday that killed dozens and is suspected to have been launched by the Assad government, President Trump is warning that the United States may strike back. These books will get you up to speed on the seven-year war and highlight those most affected: the country’s people.

In the News

Jilted Kurds Ignore Western Hand-Wringing Over Syria Gas Attack

quoting Fabrice Balanche via Al-Monitor
Thursday, April 12, 2018

As stakeholders in Syria’s seven-year conflict remain glued to US President Donald Trump’s tweets, one group has remained noticeably silent: Turkey’s biggest bugbear and the United States’ top ally, the Kurds.


Studying a Large-Scale Voucher Program In Colombia

interview with Paul E. Peterson, Eric Bettingervia The Education Exchange
Monday, April 9, 2018

In Colombia, a voucher program has awarded over 125,000 poor children scholarships to help them attend private high schools.

In the News

Former U.S. Defense Chief William Perry Urges Trump To Learn From Past Successes And Failures On North Korea

featuring William J. Perryvia Japan Times
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

As one of the key individuals who brought the United States and North Korea closer than ever before to a deal on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons, former U.S. defense chief William Perry has a lot to say about dealing with the regime of Kim Jong Un and a planned landmark summit with President Donald Trump — and what it might mean for Japan.


How To Make Trade Peace With China

by Martin Feldsteinvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A mutual promise to abide by the WTO’s intellectual property rules would solve much of the problem.

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.

In the News

McFaul: Trump Would Look 'Weak' If He Meets With Putin

quoting Michael McFaulvia NewsMax
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

It is not a bad thing President Donald Trump wants to talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but a White House summit meeting would not benefit the national security interests of the United States, and it makes Trump look "weak," former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said Tuesday.


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."


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