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Weapons of Mass Destruction:

by Henry S. Rowenvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

How many nations possess nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons--or might soon do so? Hoover fellow and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Henry S. Rowen knows the answer. It isn't particularly reassuring.

Russia's Ominous Void

by Michael McFaulvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

After more than six decades as a one-party state, Russia today has in effect become . . . a one-party state. Hoover fellow Michael A. McFaul explains why the Yeltsin government lacks an opposition--and why the lack is so dangerous.

WW II recruiting poster calls for the good of the motherland

You Are Strong, You Are Weak, Mother Russia

by Robert Conquestvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

When the Soviet Union collapsed, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary made quick transitions to democracy and free markets. Yet Russia itself failed to do so. Why? Hoover fellow Robert Conquest explains, drawing on eight centuries of Russian history and his own lifetime of study.

The Present Danger

by Margaret Thatchervia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

The evil empire may have toppled, but new dangers loom. Honorary Hoover fellow Lady Thatcher tells why NATO deserves our continued allegiance.

Why Asia Needs a NATO of Its Own

by Ramon H. Myersvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

Despite looming troubles--a divided Korea and a divided China--the United States has only two military treaties in Asia, one with Japan, one with South Korea. Hoover fellows Ramon H. Myers and Robert J. Myers make the case for collective security agreements in the Pacific.

We Won. Now What?

by Dennis L. Barkvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

With the Cold War over and done, the Atlantic alliance has given birth to a new world of peace and prosperity. Yet the Europeans suddenly think ill of us, while we hardly think of them at all. Hoover fellow Dennis L. Bark presents a portrait of postpartum blues.

William J. Perry

Weimar Russia

by William J. Perryvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 1998

If Germany's first attempt at democracy, the Weimar Republic, had proved successful, the Second World War would never have taken place. Now Russia has embarked on its own first attempt at democracy. We dare not let it fail. By Hoover fellow and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.

Miracle on I-35

via Policy Review
Saturday, November 1, 1997

Think free trade is hollowing out the economy? Take a look at Kansas City, one of the nation's newest trading powerhouses

Democracy in Congo? Laugh On

by Robert J. Barrovia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

No sooner had Laurent Kabila overthrown the dictator of Zaire, Mobutu Sese Seko, and renamed the country the Democratic Republic of Congo than Westerners began clamoring for Kabila to hold elections. The response of Hoover fellow Robert J. Barro? "You have to be kidding."

The Bear Sharpens Its Claws

by Richard F. Staarvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, October 30, 1997

As a proportion of Russia's overall budget, defense has been shrinking steadily in recent years. Or has it? Hoover fellow Richard F. Staar argues that Russia has actually more than doubled its spending on one aspect of defense, research and development.

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