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Stanford Political Scientist Explores How Iraqi Citizens Used Rumors As Resistance Against Saddam Hussein’s Regime

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Stanford News
Monday, July 16, 2018

Using documents in the Hoover Institution archives, Stanford political scientist Lisa Blaydes examined life in Iraq under Saddam Hussein, including how Iraqi citizens found creative ways to resist the Baath Party’s authoritarian regime.

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Russia's Last Tsar Executed 100 Years Ago

quoting Robert Servicevia The Express Tribune
Friday, July 13, 2018

It is a century since the execution of Russia’s last tsar and his family after the revolution that established the Soviet Union, a massacre that still raises questions today.

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Who Owns Iraq's History?

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Ahram Online
Friday, July 13, 2018

As US forces stormed through Iraq in the spring of 2003, Iraqi officials scurried to hide the archives of the ruling Baath Party and Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) as well as of key government and intelligence departments in underground cellars where they were nevertheless soon discovered by trophy hunters.

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McMaster To Release Book In 2020

featuring Lieutenant General H. R. McMastervia VOA News
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser H.R. McMaster has signed a book deal. Battlegrounds will cover the retired lieutenant general’s 34-year military career and his time in the Trump administration.

Analysis and Commentary

The First American Founder

by James W. Ceaservia Jack Miller Center
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

America reveres its founders. They are portrayed on monuments large and small, celebrated on national holidays and invoked in everyday conversation, and commemorated by the names of countless cities, schools, and streets — none more iconic than Madison Avenue.


History’s Bad Ideas Are An Inspiration For Progressives

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Friday, July 6, 2018

What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present.

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Empire on Trial

by David Cohen, Yuma Totani via Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Seventy years ago in Tokyo, Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu stood accused of “waging aggressive war.” His documents and sketches enhance a Hoover collection that gives historians a seat in that courtroom.

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A Window on the Soviet Breakup

by Riccardo Mario Cucciollavia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

It was the biggest purge, and the last, in post- Stalin Russia. The “Cotton Affair” was a tale of corruption and frustrated power that preoccupied the dying Soviet Union and presaged its end.

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Why Putin Lashes Out

by Tunku Varadarajan interview with Stephen Kotkinvia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Vladimir Putin is no Josef Stalin, says Hoover fellow Stephen Kotkin, but his regime’s weakness poses its own kind of danger.

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"What Do You Do with Freedom?"

by Peter M. Robinson interview with Shelby Steelevia Hoover Digest
Monday, July 9, 2018

Black Americans would do better to stand than to kneel. An interview with Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.