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The Most Unpopular Man in Britain?

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Tony Blair is unpopular with the public and with his party. Why is he still in the job? By Gerald A. Dorfman.

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Report from Baghdad

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Saturday, October 30, 2004

Winning the war was easy. Winning the peace? Harder. Larry Diamond, who worked with the coalition in Baghdad last spring, explains what we have done wrong—and what we can still do right.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS: The Future of the European Union

with John O'Sullivan, Adrian Wooldridgevia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 25, 2004

For some six decades, the continent of Europe has enjoyed remarkable peace and prosperity. What role has the European Union played in this success? And what role should the European Union play in the future? According to some European leaders, the purpose of the European Union is to create a superpower capable of counterbalancing the United States. Is the goal of a superpower Europe a good idea? Is it even possible? Peter Robinson speaks with John O'Sullivan and Adrian Wooldridge.

WHO NEEDS THE UNITED NATIONS? Reforming the United Nations

with Victor Davis Hanson, Jane Walesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, October 25, 2004

In 2003, the secretary general of the United Nations appointed a 16-member commission to assess the threats to worldwide security in the twenty-first century. The commission came back with a number of recommendations for reforming the UN itself. Is this institution so important that it must be preserved and reformed? Or, given its lack of response to the crisis in Iraq, the ongoing nuclear crises in North Korea and Iran, and the humanitarian crisis in the Sudan, is the UN beyond reform? Perhaps it has outlasted its usefulness. Peter Robinson speaks with Victor Davis Hanson and Jane Wales.

LATIN AMERICA GOES SOUTH: Political Reform in Latin America

with Stephen Haber, Alvaro Vargas Llosavia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, October 21, 2004

Over the last quarter century, Latin America appears to have made remarkable political and economic progress—an undeniable shift towards democratic government and free market economics. Yet during the last five years, several Latin American countries have experienced one political and economic crisis after another. Why? Have democratic and free market reforms failed Latin America? Or are enduring problems of governmental structure still to blame? Peter Robinson speaks with Stephen Haber and Alvaro Vargas Llosa.

Politicizing Reason

by Peter Berkowitzvia Policy Review
Friday, October 1, 2004

Peter Berkowitz on Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America by Robert B. Reich

The Persistence of North Korea

by Nicholas Eberstadtvia Policy Review
Friday, October 1, 2004

What has been keeping Pyongyang afloat?

7 + 1 = 8. China Will Join the Economic Group of Seven

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Monday, September 27, 2004

On October 1, 2004, on the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Communist People's Republic of China, the born-again China will effectively join the Group of Seven major industrial economies.

The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown

The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown

by Hugh Agnewvia Hoover Institution Press
Friday, September 24, 2004

In this first up-do-date, single volume history of the Czechs, Agnew provides an introduction to the major themes and contours of Czech history for the general reader—from prehistory and the first Slavs to the Czech Republic's entry into the European Union.

Analysis and Commentary

Cambodia joins the WTO

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Tuesday, September 7, 2004

A recent announcement that Cambodia joins the WTO, on the heels of China's accession in November 2001 and bypassing the disqualified Russia, makes abundantly clear who is what.


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.