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Analysis and Commentary

What Narendra Modi Can Learn From Virat Kohli On Being A Better Leader

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Print
Monday, February 12, 2018

This isn’t a prescription for improved governance, but is a brief recipe for more effective political leadership from Narendra Modi.


Toomas Hendrik Ilves And Michael McFaul On World Class: The Baltics Are Back

interview with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Michael McFaulvia World Class
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Hoover Institution fellows Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Michael McFaul discuss why the Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — have emerged as geopolitical and economic leaders in Eastern Europe, the reasons for these states’ unlikely success, Estonian history, and the ongoing challenges posed by Russia.

In the News

Chinese Surveillance State: ‘Creepy’ Technological Reality

quoting Larry Diamondvia Homeland 411
Friday, February 9, 2018

Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, recently painted a chilling picture of China’s surveillance state, detailing an evolving “social credit system” that rewards those loyal to the state and could punish those who aren’t.


Kori Schake: Will China Impose A New World Order?

by Tunku Varadarajanfeaturing Kori Schakevia Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 9, 2018
When Pax Britannica gave way to Pax Americana, the transition was peaceful. A repeat is unlikely, says the author of ‘Safe Passage.’
Analysis and Commentary

We're Number 17

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Last year the Cato Institute, along with the Fraser Institute and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, published the Human Freedom Index 2017. In it, the authors, Ian Vasquez and Tanja Porcnki, assign scores to various key components of what they call "economic freedom" and "personal freedom" and then rank the various countries on those two. They take the average of the two indices to get the overall Human Freedom Index.

In the News

The Fight Of Our Lives

featuring Niall Ferguson, Victor Davis Hanson, Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Front Page Magazine Online
Friday, February 9, 2018

“Civilizations, empires, great powers, can fall apart very fast. Collapse can come suddenly, like a thief in the night. And we should be very wary of assuming that our civilization, the civilization of the early 21st century West, will oblige us by declining gradually.” That warning from noted historian Niall Ferguson is the opening and the theme of the vital new documentary The Fight of Our Lives: Defeating the Ideological War Against the West from filmmaker Gloria Z. Greenfield.

Analysis and Commentary

Angela’s Merkel Government Of Losers

by Josef Joffevia Politico
Friday, February 9, 2018

This is a first in the history of electoral politics: The biggest losers have ended up as the German government’s de facto leaders.

In the News

Navigating Life

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia City-Journal
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Despite being the best-educated generation in American history, many millennials need fundamental practical advice about how to succeed. They have fallen behind their forebears in critical thinking and written and oral communication skills. They struggle with applying knowledge and skills in practical settings, and with ethical decision-making and collaborating in teams.


Larry Diamond On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Larry Diamondvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Larry Diamond discusses his Defense One article "China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone."

Analysis and Commentary

Tillerson Nod To Venezuela Coup Smart, Touting Monroe Doctrine Not So Much

by Markos Kounalakisvia McClatchy DC
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sometimes it takes an oilman to undermine an oilman. Reminiscent of J.R.’s tactics to edge out brother Bobby from the family Ewing Oil company in the fictional 80s “Dallas” TV show, America’s chief diplomat and Exxon oilman extraordinaire is upping the pressure on Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro. One possibility? A little military coup. 


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