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When the AK-47s Fall Silent: Revolutionaries, Guerrillas, and the Dangers of Peace

by Timothy Charles Brownvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Saturday, January 1, 2000

The majority of Latin American revolutionaries and guerrillas have now laid down their weapons and opted to participate in that region's democratic processes. What brought about this transformation? When the AK-47s Fall Silent brings together for the first time many of these former Latin revolutionaries from both sides of the conflicts—who tell their own stories, in their own words.


Institutional Reform and Democratic Consolidation in Korea

by Larry Diamond, Doh Chull Shinvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, December 3, 1999

A look at the factors that define the Korean model of democratization and the reforms that are still needed to consolidate democracy in Korea.

NATO After Kosovo

by Alan W. Dowdvia Policy Review
Wednesday, December 1, 1999

Toward "Europe whole and free"

The Euro and That Sinking Feeling

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Hoover fellow Melvyn Krauss explains why the euro is faring so poorly in its first year—and why its future looks, if anything, worse.

How to Replace the IMF

by Lawrence J. McQuillanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

The International Monetary Fund’s cumbersome, bureaucratic decision-making process may have been suited to the financial markets of 1944, the year the IMF was created, but in the financial markets of 1999 the IMF looks like a dinosaur. Hoover fellow Lawrence J. McQuillan offers a proposal to deal with the IMF by making it . . . extinct.

The Global Prospect

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

At the dawn of the new millennium, Hoover fellow Larry Diamond reviews the global prospects for democracy.

And Now the Bad News

by Edward D. Mansfieldvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Democracy may be, as Churchill put it, “the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” But the process of becoming a democracy is fraught with more danger than is usually acknowledged. By Hoover visiting fellow Edward D. Mansfield.

The Wild, Wild East

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Any nation that wants a democratic government and a free market economy must have leaders who respect the rule of law. Alas for Russia, Boris Yeltsin doesn’t. By Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop.

The Next Great Leap

by William McGurnvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

The Western media tell us that China’s leaders haven’t changed much in the past twenty years, and they may well be right. What has changed is the China around them. By Hoover media fellow William McGurn.

The International Monetary Folly

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Hilton L. Rootvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 1999

Despite its instability, Russia shows no signs of adopting prudent economic policies. Yet the IMF recently agreed to lend the country another huge sum of money. Hoover fellows Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, James D. Morrow, and Hilton L. Root on a gigantic act of folly.


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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.