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Indifferent to Democracy

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

For years we assumed that the threat to Russian democracy would come from outside the Russian state. Now we can see that the real threat comes from within the Russian state. By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

The Ugly Beauty of Backwardness

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash reports from Burma, one of the most repressive and isolated states in the world. He finds a country straight out of the pages of Rudyard Kipling—and George Orwell.

A Report Card on Democracy

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

There have never been more democracies in the world, and the average level of human freedom is now the highest ever recorded. Reasons to celebrate? Yes—and no. By Hoover fellow Larry Diamond.

Foreign Policy by Autopilot

by John Lewis Gaddisvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

The United States emerged from the Cold War with a triumphant ideology, unequaled military might, and a booming economy. If there was ever an opportunity to couple power with vision, this was it. We squandered it. Why? By Hoover fellow John Lewis Gaddis.

Imperial Understretch

by Richard N. Haassvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Although at the height of its power and influence, the United States is pursuing a foreign policy both timid and aimless. Richard N. Haass outlines the bold foreign policy we ought to be pursuing instead.

The Secretary Testifies

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently asked Hoover fellow and former secretary of state George P. Shultz to grade the performance of the International Monetary Fund. He gave it an F.

Negotiations Lite

by Charles Hillvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Attempting to produce a string of triumphant Rose Garden signing ceremonies, the Clinton administration has blundered into one disastrously flawed peace agreement after another. Hoover fellow Charles Hill explains why short-term diplomatic "successes" so often turn into long-term disasters.

The Cold War’s Final Act

by Edward Neilanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

Forty-seven years after the last bullet was fired in the Korean War, the border separating the two Koreas remains the site of the greatest massing of hostile troops on the planet. Hoover media fellow Edward Neilan reports on the chances that peace might come to the Korean peninsula at last.

A Tsar Is Born

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2000

What can the West expect from Vladimir Putin? Trouble. By Hoover fellow Richard F. Staar.

Analysis and Commentary

Compassionate Conditionality for Africa

by Larry Diamondvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, July 24, 2000

Unless African countries lay the institutional foundations of limited and accountable government, under a true rule of law, they have no hope of relief from their burdens.


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