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Russian President Vladimir Putin's Party Suffers Major Losses In Moscow Elections

quoting Michael McFaulvia Salon
Monday, September 9, 2019

But experts agree that the Communist and A Just Russia parties are both controlled by the Kremlin, to some extent.

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Boris Johnson Has Lost The Brexit Game, Only Escape Is To Resign

quoting Niall Fergusonvia News Agree
Monday, September 9, 2019

According to senior fellow at Stanford University Niall Ferguson, Boris Johnson the current prime minister of Britain has no alternative left before him except to resign as he has lost. There is already immense pressure on Mr. Johnson to complete formalities of Brexit within 55 days followed by political uncertainty within the country.

In the News

Draghi Under Pressure To Deliver Fresh Stimulus Package

quoting Melvyn B. Kraussvia Financial Times
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Growing opposition to easing will heighten tension at this week’s ECB meeting.


Boris Vs. Jo — Oh Brother

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, September 9, 2019

To lose 21 members of Parliament may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose your own brother looks like carelessness. Back in 2010, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mocked David and Ed Miliband after the latter defeated his elder brother in the Labor party’s 2010 leadership race.

Analysis and Commentary

Understanding Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Motivation And Ambition

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Monday, September 9, 2019

Apart from a brief flirtation with democracy immediately after the fall of the Qing Dynasty in 1911 and the emergence of multi-party democracy in Taiwan in 1992, autocrats have ruled China throughout its history.


Kevin Hassett Says Trump’s Trade War Is Worth the Cost

interview with Kevin Hassettvia The Atlantic
Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses China and the US-China trade war.

In the News

China Keeps Booting US Journalists. We Keep Admitting Theirs.

quoting Hoover Institutionvia The Washington Post
Saturday, September 7, 2019

China’s Leaders can amass significant personal fortunes, using family members to conceal the wealth. They want to hide it because in public they must preserve the image of humble, sacrificing members of the Chinese Communist Party, even if they are really profiting nicely from capitalism. Thus, the secret wealth of these pooh-bahs is one of the most sensitive and taboo topics in China today.


World War II Rages On In Minds Of World Leaders – It Profoundly Influences Them Today

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, September 5, 2019

World War II ended 74 years ago. But even in the 21st century, the lasting effects endure, both psychological and material. After all, the war took more than 60 million lives, redrew the map of Europe and ended with the Soviet Union and the United States locked in a Cold War of nuclear superpowers.


US Finally Looking More Honestly At China's Actions: Gen. James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Fox Business
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

 Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses Hong Kong and China, and how finally the US is dealing with China more honesty under under President Trump.

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
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Opinion: The Power Of Informal Networks

quoting Niall Fergusonvia DW Akademie
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In his latest book, historian Niall Ferguson discusses the way networks influence history. This can help us understand the conflicts in the world today, such as the protests in Hong Kong, says Alexander Görlach.


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.