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Analysis and Commentary

Why It’s So Hard To Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan, The Middle East, And Other Regions

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Thursday, September 26, 2019

First, some facts, based on U.S. Department of Defense statistics as of June 30, 2019. The data are by region, identifying the most important countries.

In the News

Decision To Release Trump Transcript Raises Concerns Over Future Calls

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

‘It will obviously have a chilling effect,’ said Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

In the News

US-China Debate Underscores Neo-Cold War Over Tech Hegemony: WKF

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Pulse News
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The world has entered a new bout of a Cold War that does not involve traditional nor strategic arms like nuclear, where primary weaponry is technology as the tech-empowered ascension of China poses a fundamental challenge to both the west and east hemispheres, argued Niall Ferguson, a prominent scholar from the Stanford University.

In the News

Hoover Event Calls For National Unity To Combat Threat Faced By Rising Eurasian Powers

quoting Admiral Gary Roughead, Abbas Milani, Michael McFaulvia The Stanford Daily
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Reflecting on the rise of three Eurasian superpowers — China, Russia and Iran — three Hoover Institution faculty spoke at the Institution’s Traitel Auditorium on the need for national unity in ensuring the promotion of American values and interests over the next decades. The event featured speakers Gary Roughhead, Abbas Milani and Michael McFaul and was part of a broader Hoover lecture series intended to promote values of American democracy, private enterprise and political freedom as it celebrates the centennial of its founding.


Beware Of Impeaching Trump. It Could Hurt The Presidency.

by John Yoovia The New York Times
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

We must avoid doing long-term harm to the president’s ability to conduct foreign policy and protect our nation.

In the News

Today, Hong Kong. Tomorrow, Taipei

quoting Frank Diköttervia The Diplomat
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The United States can’t wait for the next crisis.


Kiron Skinner: What Issues Should President Trump Highlight To UN General Assembly?

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses some of the issues she thinks President Trump should address in his speech to the UN General Assembly. Skinner notes that 'America First' does not mean the US is not deeply engaged with the world.


There Are Moments In History When Bad Law Must Be Broken For The Greater Good. Next Month's Your Turn Boris: Andrew Roberts On How The PM Will Have To Defy The 'Benn Act' To Leave The EU Without A Deal

by Andrew Robertsvia Daily Mail (UK)
Saturday, September 21, 2019

It has become increasingly clear that to fulfil his promise to leave the European Union, Boris Johnson will have to break the law – and, specifically, the new ‘Benn Act’.

Analysis and Commentary

After A China-Vietnam Standoff, Expect A Turn To The US

by CAPT Chris Sharmanvia The Diplomat
Friday, September 20, 2019

Coercive Chinese tactics to settle South China Sea disputes serve as a catalyst for enhanced Vietnam-U.S. security cooperation.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives

Elizabeth Economy: Podcast: Joshua Wong And Brian Leung On Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Council on Foreign Relations
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses the roots of Joshua Wong's and Brian Leung's protest movement (two of the Hong Kong protest movement’s most vocal leaders) political activism, their thoughts on the protest’s current status, and their goals for their tour abroad.


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.