The purpose of this portal is to host articles and provide links to content written by Hoover fellows that pertain to the prominent ideas of the 2020 presidential election.

Specifically, it will focus on the most recent polling data and the topics that have dominated discussion during this election season. This portal will be a central location for anyone who wants to look into specific policy options, providing Hoover research articles on the issues that matter most.


Domestic Policy

Tackling California’s Homelessness Crisis
The fourth edition of the Decision 2020 report highlights Hoover Fellows’ research, analysis, and solutions pertaining to the California’s homelessness crisis, including glaring examples of failed public policy in its major metropolitan areas.

Federalism: State Power as Effective Policy
The tenth edition of the Decision 2020 Report highlights Hoover fellows’ thoughts and analyses on the constitutional roles of the federal government and state governments in dealing with national crises and in major policy discussions about health care, education, immigration, and environmental protection. It also explores the effectiveness of state government in policy innovation and implementation.

Securing a Just and Peaceful Society
In the 16th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows discuss domestic unrest following the murder of George Floyd. They comment on addressing the issue of race civilly in America, reforming police departments, building trust between law enforcement and minority communities, and executive discretion on when to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807. This report also highlights the work of Joseph D. McNamara, late Hoover research fellow and former police chief of Kansas City, Missouri, and San Jose, California.

Taking on Big Tech
In the twenty-second and final edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows analyze the policy implications of government regulation and antitrust litigation against big technology firms.


Restoring Fiscal Order; Evaluating The Legacy Of The Great Society
The third edition of the Decision 2020 Report examines ways the federal government can restore fiscal order amid exploding federal debts and deficits; and the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.

Key Fundamentals Of Noninflationary Economic Growth
The fifth edition of the Decision 2020 Report examines key fundamentals behind a thriving economy. Past and present Hoover fellows explain concepts including the “invisible hand” and the importance of unleashing private investment and human capital. In addition, they discuss deficit reduction, and entitlement, tax, and monetary reform.

Re-Opening The US Economy In The COVID-19 Era
The 14th edition of the Decision 2020 Report features Hoover fellows’ recommendations on the steps policy makers should take toward reopening the US economy.


COVID-19 And Education Reform​
In the 18th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows discuss the success of charter schools and why teachers’ unions oppose them; the national struggle over reopening schools amid the COVID-19 crisis; and the future of American education beyond the pandemic.


The Green New Deal And Effective Environmental Policy
The seventh edition of the Decision 2020 Report explores facets of the proposed Green New Deal, national legislation that would mandate several environmental initiatives, including eliminating greenhouse gas emissions within 12 years and meeting the power demands for all Americans entirely with renewable energies. The report also includes Hoover fellows’ perspectives on what makes for effective environmental policy in America.

Health Care

Recommendations For Quality And Affordable Health Care
The eleventh edition of the Decision 2020 Report features fellows’ analyses and recommendations on how to improve America’s health system so as to ensure quality and affordable care for all of its citizens. 

Reforming the WHO
Hoover fellows offer recommendations for reforming the World Health Organization (WHO), which they argue has been manipulated by the People’s Republic of China.


How to Fix America’s Immigration System
The eighth edition of the Decision 2020 Report explores research and analysis from Hoover fellows about solutions to what many in politics and the media call a “broken” immigration system in America. 

National Security

What to Do About Iran?
In its new Decision 2020 Report, the Hoover Institution will analyze the 2020 election on a weekly basis, offering readers ideas and perspectives from Hoover fellows on policy issues that are defining the race for the White House.

The Present and Future of U.S. National Security Strategy; “Phase One” of the U.S.-China Trade Deal
The second edition of the Decision 2020 explores the present and future of U.S. National Security Strategy in light of the Trump administration’s stated policy goal of re-establishing deterrence of Iran with the drone strike that killed its military leader Qassim Suleimani. It also covers the potential impact of “Phase One” of the U.S.-China Trade Deal.

Competing on A Fair Playing Field with China
The sixth edition of the Decision 2020 report highlights Hoover fellows’ research and analysis on the People’s Republic of China’s superpower ambitions, and how the United States should protect and advance its interests in its relations with the PRC. It also covers the political fallout in Beijing after the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Understanding A Resurgent Russia
The ninth edition of the Decision 2020 Report highlights Hoover fellows’ research and analysis on the Russian Federation’s history, ideology, and global ambitions. It also covers the Russian economy and the dynamics of US-Russian relations. 

COVID-19 And the Battle Between Free Societies and Authoritarianism
The twelfth edition of the Decision 2020 Report explores how the COVID-19 outbreak has brought to the surface old frictions and stark differences in the behaviors of free societies and authoritarian governments.

How the Coronavirus Defines the Competitive Landscape in US-China Relations
The thirteenth edition of the Decision 2020 Report explores how the coronavirus crisis has amplified areas of tension in US-China relations and redefined competition between the two countries.

The Struggle for a Free Hong Kong
In the 17th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows explore the Communist Party of China’s designs to impose authoritarian rule over what has historically been a relatively independent and free Hong Kong.

The Future of America’s Middle East Policy
In the 19th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows examine the future of US policy in the Middle East, especially in light of the shifting domestic attitudes regarding America’s commitments to the region, the US position as a net oil exporter, the peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, and geostrategic challenges that include emerging state rivalries and the persistent threat of violent extremism.

Policy Implications For The Emergence Of Artificial Intelligence
In the twentieth edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows assess the economic, national security, and geopolitical implications of innovations in artificial intelligence (AI).

The Past, Present, and Future of the Trans-Atlantic Alliance
In the twenty-first edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows analyze the policy implications of America’s commitment to Europe’s defenses, Washington’s strong stance against Russian aggression, and the state of the European Union as a capable and cohesive governing body.

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