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Congressional Staffers Head to Cyber Boot Camp

mentioning Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institutionvia Politico
Monday, August 18, 2014

Nearly two dozen congressional staff members will start a three-day cyber boot camp today hosted by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. The events include dinner keynotes from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. The agenda also includes a trip to Google and a simulation where staffers will play the roles of executive branch leaders responding to a cyberattack. Staffer participants hail from the Senate and House Intelligence, Commerce and Judiciary committees, House Homeland Security Committee and congressional leadership offices. 

Cyber Warfare: Is there a Need for New Law?

by Matthew Waxmanvia International Humanitarian Law and New Weapon Technologies, International Institute of Humanitarian Law
Thursday, July 5, 2012
My topic is “Cyber Warfare: Is there a Need for New Law?”, and I would like to address it in terms of three sub-questions. First, with respect to cyber warfare, is there a gap in international law, and if so does that pose an international legal crisis? Second, what are the challenges to interpreting existing law or developing new international law in this area? And, third, what might the future hold with respect to international legal development and cyber warfare?
Poster Collection, INT 00398, Hoover Institution Archives.
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Strategika: “A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons” with Josef Joffe

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How and Why Countries Decide to go Nuclear.

Harold Melvin Agnew Motion Picture Film, Hoover Institution Archives.
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Strategika: “A World of Nuclear Instability” with Josiah Bunting III

by Josiah Bunting IIIvia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Examining the Prospects for the Future Use of Nuclear Weapons.

Nuclear Weapons
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Sunshine Heats Up Taiwan Politics, Affects PRC Tactics

by Alan D. Rombergvia China Leadership Monitor
Monday, July 28, 2014

In Taiwan this spring, the “Sunflower” student-led occupation of the Legislative Yuan, continuing interparty stalemate over the cross-Strait trade in services agreement and Legislative Yuan supervision of cross-Strait negotiations, revision of the referendum law, and the fate of the 4th Nuclear Power Plant sparked bitter political conflict.  At the same time, both major parties have begun the process of choosing new leaders.  All of those developments are sure to have an impact not only on domestic politics but also on cross-Strait relations.  On the PRC side, Xi Jinping’s policy toward Taiwan continued to attract attention, with the unification-related messaging of late 2013 giving way to a more pragmatic approach. 

Analysis and Commentary

CDC Errs On Policy As Well As Handling Dangerous Pathogens

by Henry I. Millervia
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The agency’s reactive approach to Legionnaires’ disease causes thousands of preventable infections every year.

Analysis and Commentary

Of Spycraft and Statecraft

by Josef Joffevia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Gentlemen don't read each other's mail," expounded Henry Stimson when explaining why he had closed the State Department's code-breaking office in 1929. Gentlemen no longer populate the spy business, and the United States has 16 intelligence outfits rather, than none as in the 1930s, with at least $80 billion in spending-money per year.

A Conversation on “Innovation and Economic Growth”

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

Hoover Director John Raisian hosts a conversation on "Innovation and Economic Growth" with Congressman Paul Ryan, Stanford University President John Hennessy and Hoover Senior Fellow and Stanford Professor Economics John B. Taylor at Hoover's offices in Washington D.C.

Analysis and Commentary

California's Drought

by Henry I. Millervia National Review Online
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Last year was the driest on record in California, and 2014 could well set another record. Most of the state is experiencing “extreme” drought — the second-most severe category.

Poverty in the US
Analysis and Commentary

Wealthy Activist Vandana Shiva Is A Poor Advocate For The Poor

by Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershenvia
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vandana Shiva advocates policies that will inflict widespread poverty, malnutrition, and death on the very people she claims to champion. And she’s no friend of the environment, either.


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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.