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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.

Helmut Kohl, Giant

by Jeffrey Gedminvia Policy Review
Sunday, August 1, 1999

His Cold War, his Germany, his Europe

The Underestimated Chancellor

by Henrik Beringvia Policy Review
Sunday, August 1, 1999

Helmut Kohl's long list of enemies

Why China Doesn’t Need the WTO

by Charles Wolf Jr.via Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

The centerpiece of Chinese premier Zhu Rongji’s recent visit to Washington was to have been the announcement of a deal to usher China into the World Trade Organization. To the consternation of President Clinton, the deal fell through. Hoover fellow Charles Wolf Jr. asks, So what?

Midnight in Tehran

by Robert Mortonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Hoover media fellow Robert Morton argues that the new regime in Iran is every bit as oppressive as its predecessor.

Arsenal of Poison

by Arnold Beichmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

The Tocqueville-quoting president of Iran, Mohammed Khatami, has impressed the West as a moderate—while at the same time amassing an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. By Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman.

Institutions of Accountability

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

What do the otherwise disparate nations of Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria—and, for that matter, dozens of others—have in common? Corruption. Hoover fellow Larry Diamond on how to stop it.

A Dangerous Precedent

by William Ratliff, David Oppenheimervia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Hoover fellow William Ratliff and David Oppenheimer explore the real lessons of the Kosovo conflict.

A Warrior on War

by Richard Sousavia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

Discussing the conflict in the Balkans, General John Shalikashvili, former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, offers American policymakers some advice. By Hoover associate director Richard Sousa.

What I Saw

by John B. Dunlopvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 30, 1999

During the Azerbaijani presidential election last October, Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop served as an official observer. Here Dunlop describes what he saw: widespread poverty and massive election fraud.


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