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Markos Kounalakis: Brexit Negotiations Go Down To The Wire

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Yahoo News
Sunday, October 13, 2019

(4:17) Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses the latest on negotiations concerning Brexit and notes that time is running out to negotiate a withdrawal agreement.


How US Foreign Policy Toward Russia Has Changed With Former Ambassador Michael McFaul

interview with Michael McFaulvia Boise State Public Radio
Friday, October 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses his book From Cold War to Hot Peace, which combines history and memoir to tell the story of US-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the Russian President Putin.

In the News

America, China And Donald Trump

featuring Stephen Kotkinvia Top 1000 Funds
Thursday, October 10, 2019

As trade wars between the US and China dominate financial markets, Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin has assured pension funds that the world order that has been in place since World War II remains intact.

In the News

Australian Meimanat Hosseini Chavoshi Feared To Be Among Growing Number Of Foreign Nationals Held In Iran

quoting Abbas Milanivia ABC News Online
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Three Australians detained in Iran have been the subject of intense public interest, with two being released over the weekend. But a fourth Australian is believed to be unable to leave the country.

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Hopeless in Gaza

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Palestinians, in refusing even to consider taking economic aid in exchange for reforms, are only harming themselves.

Analysis and Commentary

A Shaman Unnerves Vladimir Putin

by Paul R. Gregoryvia The Washington Times
Monday, October 7, 2019

Shades of Rasputin surround a mystical figure attempting to ply his trade in Moscow.

Analysis and Commentary

Time For A New Liberation?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The New York Review of Books
Thursday, October 24, 2019

Prague, July 2019. I’m sitting with Ivan Havel in a cozy alcove of the Austro-Hungarian–themed Monarchie restaurant when Monika Pajerová arrives. A student leader in the Velvet Revolution and still bubbling with energy thirty years later, blond, bespectacled Monika takes a smartphone out of her handbag and scans the barcode on my bottle of mineral water. The phone buzzes and displays a green-ink caricature of Andrej Babiš, the agribusiness oligarch and former secret police informer who is now the Czech prime minister. Beneath his frowning face are the words “Bez Andreje” (loosely translatable as “does not contain Andrej”), indicating that this bottled water is not a product of any of his companies. “It’s all right,” says Monika, “you can drink it!”


China's Three-Body Problem

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, October 7, 2019

The 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China was not a birthday I felt like celebrating. As Dutch historian Frank Dikötter has shown in his searing three-volume history of the Mao era, the Communist regime claimed the lives of tens of millions of people: 2 million in the revolution between 1949 and 1951, another 3 million by the end of the 1950s, up to 45 million in the man-made famine known as the “Great Leap Forward,” and yet more in the mayhem of the Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong’s campaign against the intelligentsia, which escalated into a civil war.


Elizabeth Economy: Xi Jinping At The Center Of "The Third Revolution" In China

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Boise State Public Radio
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses her new book, The Third Revolution. Economy provides an incisive look at the transformative changes underway in China today. 

Analysis and Commentary

A New Alliance To Nowhere

by Jakub Grygielvia The American Interest
Friday, October 4, 2019

France and Germany’s “Alliance for Multilateralism” is pure posturing.


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