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.
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 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.
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.
President Trump’s historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un was a very significant step as the two leaders seek to bridge the wide chasm that has separated the two nations since the cessation of hostilities on the Korean Peninsula almost 65 years ago.