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The EU's Magical Thinking On The Israeli-Arab Conflict

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Friday, May 18, 2018

In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.”

Economic Policy

Xi’s System, Xi’s Men: After the March 2018 National People’s Congress

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Thursday, May 17, 2018

The National People’s Congress meeting in March launched a significant administrative reorganization and approved the appointment of a new generation of economic technocrats.

Party AffairsAnalysis and Commentary

Only Socialism Can Save China; Only Xi Jinping Can Save Socialism

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The abolition of constitutional term limits on the post of PRC president has attracted more attention than usually attends Chinese leadership politics, and sparked a flood of speculation about the purposes of Xi Jinping in engineering it.

Political Reform and Governance

Central and Regional Leadership for Xinjiang Policy in Xi’s Second Term

by Jessica Batkevia China Leadership Monitor
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

After the 19th Party Congress last fall and the recent “two meetings” in March, the party-state has now completed its quinquennial leadership turnover and announced a major restructuring of a number of party and state entities.


Michael McFaul On What Putin Will Do With His 4th Term

interview with Michael McFaulvia Fareed Zakaria GPS (CNN)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses Putin and Russia.


Elizabeth Cobbs And Mark Kramer On The Cold War In 1968

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia C-SPAN
Sunday, May 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses the Cold War as part of C-SPAN's "1968 America in Turmoil" series.


Abbas Milani: California’s Opioid Crisis, Iran Nuclear Deal, Archer (11:35)

interview with Abbas Milanivia KQED
Friday, May 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Abbas Milani discusses the Iran Nuclear Deal and if pulling out of the deal has caused an increase in violence in the Middle East.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Uncommon Knowledge
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Defending The Nation With Secretary Of Defense James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 14, 2018

In his first televised interview in almost a year, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss a wide range of issues facing the United States Armed Forces at home and across the globe.


From Russia With No Love Lost

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 11, 2018

Anti-Putin crusader Bill Browder on his disillusionment with Moscow’s leader and his tangles with the man behind the Trump dossier.

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Area 45: Iran Nuclear Deal – The Aftermath Of Withdrawing

interview with Abbas Milanivia Area 45
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Abbas Milani explains how the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal affects both the politics of Iran and the Middle East region.


Research Teams

The Working Group on Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy explores an array of foreign policy topics to develop orienting principles about the most important policy challenges that face the United States.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.