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Analysis and Commentary

An Endangered Frog Ends Up In The Regulatory Swamp

by Henry I. Millervia The Daily Caller
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
The Trump administration unveiled its main effort to overhaul the Endangered Species Act on July 19, when the Interior and Commerce Departments proposed important changes to the law.
In the News

Honors, Happenings, Comings And Goings — July 2018

with George P. Shultz, Hoover Institutionvia The Jewish News of Northern California
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Former Secretary of State George Shultz was part of a panel discussion at the American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Northwest Region event in late June at Stanford University, co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel, the Hoover Institution and Hillel at Stanford.

Analysis and Commentary

Building Coastal Resilience For Greater U.S. Security

by Alice Hill, Christopher B. Field, Meaghan E. Parker, Roger-Mark De Souza, Katharine J. Machvia Pacific Council on International Policy
Monday, July 30, 2018

Coastal communities are on the front lines of a changing climate. Rising, warming seas are contributing to stronger storms, higher extreme sea levels, and associated coastal flooding, along with increasing "sunny day" nuisance flooding. These shifting hazards amplify risks for people, valuable assets, essential infrastructure, and important economic industries such as energy production and shipping.

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Tech Giants At The Crossroads

by Jon D. Michaelsvia Aegis Paper Series
Monday, July 30, 2018

Major technology companies find themselves at the center of two critical and vexing conversations. First is the digital public square conversation: millions of citizen-consumers wholly depend on these companies’ goods, services, and platforms to remain socially, politically, and economically engaged. Second is the deputization conversation: those same companies are often obligated to facilitate or intensify state surveillance over citizen-consumers. Thinking about the two conversations in combination—and thus viewing the tech firms as both victims and perpetrators in inherently unequal, imbalanced relationships—presents opportunities for a grand regulatory bargain that fixes the pair of problematic links in the broader chain of private-public relations. 

Analysis and Commentary

A Case Against A Carbon Tax For All Ideologies

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Earlier this week Brad Polumbo published a piece in the Washington Examiner making a case for a carbon tax. His piece, “A Conservative Case for the Carbon Tax,” Washington Examiner, July 26, 2018, covers some ground that will be familiar to many people who have followed the debate.

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An Intelligence Reserve Corps To Counter Terrorist Use Of The Internet

by Daniel Bymanvia Aegis Paper Series
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

This papers assesses the creation of an Intelligence Reserve Corps (IRC) to counter terrorist use of the Internet. US government agencies are poorly equipped to handle cutting-edge technological problems and they often devote resources too late, giving terrorists a window in which to exploit new technologies. An IRC, modeled loosely after military reserve programs, would bring in part-time government personnel with a technical background and increase private sector awareness of government needs. Many companies, however, would not support participation, and cultural and other differences are likely to limit progress.

In the News

Coastal Resilience On Capitol Hill: Protecting The United States’ Infrastructure, Economy, And Security

quoting Alice Hillvia New Security Beat
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Every dollar invested in preparing for natural disasters could save seven dollars, said Alice Hill, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, at a recent briefing on Capitol Hill. Catastrophic events like Superstorm Sandy present significant financial risks to U.S. businesses, the federal treasury, and the global economy. These complex emergencies have taught us that “everything is connected: our transportation system failed, our health sector failed,” said Hill, in the wake of these storms.

Interviews

Markos Kounalakis: World Affairs

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Friday, July 20, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses how the US can protect itself in the age of cyberweapons.
Analysis and Commentary

How Russia And NGOs Collude To Damage American Exceptionalism

by Henry I. Miller, Jon Entinevia The Daily Caller
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Modern genetic engineering techniques applied to agriculture are making stunning advances. This year, after decades in (gratuitous) regulatory limbo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada and Food Standards Australia New Zealand gave the green light to domestic import and consumption of Golden Rice, which has been genetically modified to produce provitamin-A.

Spin Wars and Spy Games

by Markos Kounalakisvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, July 19, 2018

As most long-standing news outlets have shuttered their foreign bureaus and print operations, the role of GNNs as information collectors and policy influencers has changed in tandem. Western GNNs are honored for being untethered to government entities and their ability to produce accurate yet critical situational analyses.

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