American foreign policy, the president's speeches, and the future of democracy in the Middle East and elsewhere following 9/11 were discussed at a Breakfast Briefing by Hoover fellow Kenneth Jowitt March 31.
President Bush named John Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, and a former Hoover Institution National Fellow, as the government's first national intelligence director Thursday, February 17, 2005.
In answer to why Saddam Hussein supported Islamic fundamentalism, Deroy Murdock, a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service, summed up the relationship by saying, 'My enemy's enemy is my friend.'
In A Practical Guide to Winning the War on Terrorism (Hoover, 2004) Adam Garfinkle, a Hoover research fellow in 2003, has assembled a collection of essays that recommend methods that go beyond the use of force to win the war against terrorism. Garfinkle acknowledges the need for power, but believes "much of what is required to win the war against terrorist recruiting and support cannot usefully be thought of as a spin-off of military efforts." The book provides not only general ideas, but also practical steps on how to defeat terrorism.