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Analysis and Commentary

Fixing Russia's Banks—A Reminder

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Sunday, November 18, 2001

The Russian government plans to hold a meeting on September 27, 2001, to explore several ideas to reform Russia's banks. If the Russian government and its international advisers are really serious about banking reform, they can start by reviewing the relative merits and demerits of existing proposals.

THE WAR ON BUGS: Bioterrorism

with Abraham D. Sofaer, Jonathan B. Tucker, Dean Wilkeningvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, November 14, 2001

With the arrival of anthrax letters in Washington, New York, and Florida in the fall of 2001, the often-ignored threat of bioterrorism became a very frightening reality, causing illness and death and costing billions of dollars. How has this attack changed our assessment of the threat of biological and chemical weapons? What can and should be done to detect and control these weapons and defend ourselves against future attacks?

Analysis and Commentary

A Russian Revival?

by Alvin Rabushka, Michael S. Bernstamvia
Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Russia's revival, according to The Wall Street Journal, is due largely to its refusing fresh IMF assistance and advice.

Analysis and Commentary

“No Truer Friend”

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Daily Report
Monday, November 12, 2001

Blair on behalf of Britain has been vigorously carrying on the long tradition of an Anglo-American special relationship.

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Bush and Putin at the Ranch

by Michael S. Bernstam, Alvin Rabushka
Monday, November 12, 2001

Terrorism has replaced economic and other issues as the top agenda item for the meeting between presidents Bush and Putin at the ranch.

Pull Russia West

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Engaging in an unremitting effort to get the Russians to agree to a missile defense, the Bush administration has neglected the most important aspect of our relations with Russia—integrating Russia into the West. By Hoover fellow Michael McFaul.

Semper Fidel

by William Ratliffvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

At 75, Fidel Castro has survived 10 American presidents, a 40-year American economic embargo, the collapse of communism, the loss of his principal benefactor, and the utter ruination of his country. Hoover fellow William Ratliff on a man too mean to die.

Russian Federalism: A Contradiction in Terms

by Barry R. Weingast, Rui J. P. De Figueiredo Jr.via Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

The prospects for a stable democracy and a successful economy in Russia? Grim. Rui J. P. De Figueiredo Jr. and Hoover fellow Barry R. Weingast explain.

Should We Send in the Marines—or the Cops?

by Bruce Berkowitzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

In the post–Cold War era the line between national security and law enforcement has become increasingly blurred. Hoover fellow Bruce Berkowitz explains why this is a problem.

Sidebar: This Is an Act of War

by George P. Shultzvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

This is an act of war, remarks by former secretary of state and Hoover fellow George P. Shultz.


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