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The Road from Damascus

by Thomas H. Henriksenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Trump administration’s timing may be questionable, but the pullout of US forces from Syria is not.

In the News

Former Top CIA Official Warns That U.S. Intel Faces "Moment Of Reckoning" After 2016 Failure

quoting Amy Zegartvia CBS News
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The U.S. intelligence community's failure to grasp the magnitude of the social media influence campaign Russia waged ahead of the 2016 presidential election may be one harbinger of a larger and more complex set of challenges its agencies will face, according to a new essay co-authored by former CIA deputy director Michael Morell.

Analysis and Commentary

World Affairs: The Secret World Of Kidnapping, Hostages And Ransom

with Markos Kounalakisvia Maine Pubic
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis talks with Joel Simon, author of the new book We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages and Ransom, about the conflicts and consequences in negotiating with terrorists and paying ransom.

Victor Davis Hanson 2019 Pasadena
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Victor Davis Hanson: What’s New and What’s Not in Trump’s Foreign Policy

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Case for Trump’s Foreign Policy.

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Area 45: Venezuela On The Brink With Markos Kounalakis

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Area 45
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Markos Kounalakis analyzes the Trump Administration’s response to the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.

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George W. Bush

with George W. Bushvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This week on Uncommon Knowledge President George W. Bush discusses postpresidential life and his work at the Bush Institute. (1:03:21)
“I believe we are a blessed nation; that is, therefore, we have a sense of responsibility to the extent we can to help others. In this case there was a pandemic destroying an entire generation of people. And I didn’t see how I could be president of a powerful, the most powerful, and the richest nation and not lend our support to saving lives. It would have been unconscionable not to act. So I thought it was in our moral interest to act. I also knew it was in our national security interest to act.”

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Are There Limits on Emergency Powers? With John Yoo and Richard Epstein

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 25, 2019


Richard Epstein and John Yoo deconstruct presidential powers concerning the government shutdown, the Mueller investigation, and the potential for impeachment by the Democrat-controlled House.

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“Herr Himmler’s Agents”

by Benedetta Carnaghivia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 25, 2019

In 1941, a former minister and his “Friends of Democracy” began telling everyone who would listen that Hitler was out to subjugate not only Europe but America as well. A document in the Hoover Archives shows how Leon M. Birkhead tried to ferret out Nazi sympathizers and spies, while sounding prescient warnings of atrocities to come.

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Cyberspectives: Exploring Cybersecurity And Geopolitics With Chris Bronk

interview with Chris Bronkvia Cyberspectives
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In this episode, Chris Bronk discusses the geopolitical implications of cybersecurity, including how control of information—and misinformation—impacts international relations.

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Bytes, Bombs, And Spies, With Herbert Lin And Amy Zegart

interview with Herbert Lin, Amy Zegart, Jack Goldsmithvia Security by the Book
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Herbert Lin and Amy Zegart are interviewed by Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith, via Security by the Bookconcerning their book Bytes, Bombs and Spies: The Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Capabilities.


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