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The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson:
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The Classicist: Modern Paradoxes

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

From China to the Middle East to the U.S., a look at some of the strangest developments in global politics.

H.R. McMaster
In the News

Ex-Trump Adviser McMaster To Join Stanford University’s Hoover Institution

featuring H. R. McMastervia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pushed out of White House in April, McMaster heads to Hoover Institution to develop bipartisan national security ideas.

In the News

In Tehran, Economic Protests Flare As Iran's Currency Plunges

quoting Abbas Milanivia WNCW
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Iran's capital has been racked by protests this week over a plunge in the value of the country's currency, the rial. Crowds at one point shut down Tehran's sprawling Grand Bazaar, an economic center and a place where the 1979 revolution gained footing.

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Joseph Stalin: Waiting For Hitler

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 25, 2018


Part 2: How Joseph Stalin engineered the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with Hitler and his struggle with disinformation leading up to the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. 

In the News

John Bolton Heads To Moscow To Plan Potential Putin-Trump Summit

quoting Michael McFaulvia Sandhill Express
Thursday, June 21, 2018

President Donald Trump may finally get his wish – a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as his National Security Adviser John Bolton heads to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between the two leaders, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed Thursday.


Victor Davis Hanson On The Fate Of The West, Trump, And The Resistance

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Encounter Books
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the decline of the American academy, threats to Western civilization from within and without, 'The Resistance' and its assault on the Trump presidency, and much more.


Italy’s Quadruple Threat To Europe

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Italy's new Five Star Movement/League government has been assuring financial markets that its intentions with respect to the euro and EU fiscal rules are pure. But soothing words will not change the fact that Italy is beset by political and economic crises that could plunge it – and Europe – into the abyss.


Michael McFaul, 'There Are Two Policies Towards Russia In The Trump Administration'

interview with Michael McFaulvia France 24
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the divisions within the Trump administration on Russia policy. He also warned of the risks of organizing a summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, arguing that the US president shouldn't rush to meet with autocrats without clearly outlining US interests and demands. Finally, he discussed today's parallels - or lack them - with the Cold War.

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The Libertarian: North Korea And Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, June 15, 2018

Was the summit with Kim Jong-un a diplomatic breakthrough or a fool’s errand?


Michael Auslin On The Singapore Summit (1:20:30)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Lars Larson National Podcast
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses the Singapore summit as well as what needs to happen to denuclearize North Korea.


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.