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Markos Kounalakis: North And South Korea Leaders Set To Meet In Pyongyang Next Week

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia MSN
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis discusses the upcoming summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in, where they are expected to discuss economic collaboration and ways to tighten their relationship.

In the News

Globalism Undermines Patriotism

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Monday, September 10, 2018

Are patriotism and corporate multinationalism mutually exclusive concepts? In an age where socialism, despite its disastrous historical track record, is more popular than capitalism among Millennials, that question can no longer be ignored. 


Russia and the Solecism of Power

by David Hollowayvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nearly every discussion about Russia raises three questions: Who is to blame?  What is to be done?  And where is Russia heading?  This paper focuses on the third question, though the other two cannot be ignored entirely. Now is a particularly appropriate time to ask where Russia is headed, for the world is undergoing profound and rapid transformation at several levels. We are witnessing dramatic technological changes. These processes of change and transformation – technological, economic, demographic, and climatic – present great challenges for governance at all levels.  

In the News

Trump Advisers Weigh Hacking Sanctions On Chinese Entities

quoting Andrew Grottovia Bloomberg
Friday, September 7, 2018

The Trump administration is considering imposing sanctions on Chinese entities caught stealing U.S. intellectual property via cyberattacks, three people familiar with the matter said.

Governance In An Emerging New World: China

Monday, October 29, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Even as its economy continues to grow, and it becomes a world leader in technology, China must also contend with an aging, unbalanced population and the information revolution. The discussion will examine China’s pursuit of next-generation technologies for economic, political, and military purposes as well as its changing demographics and widespread use of new means of communications.

The Hoover Institution will host a public panel discussion "China In An Emerging World" on Monday, October 29, 2018 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST. The event will also be Livestreamed and can be viewed here.


Governance In An Emerging New World: Russia

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Faced with an aging and shrinking population and a weak economy, Russia’s future appears uncertain. Participants will explore how Russia is taking on the challenges posed by an aging and declining population and attempting to exploit the economic and military potential of advancing technologies.

Featuring Stephen Kotkin, Maria Smekalova speaking on behalf of former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, Michael McFaul and David Holloway and moderated by Kori Schake, the Hoover Institution will host a public panel discussion "Russia In An Emerging New World" on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST. The event will also be Livestreamed and can be viewed here.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Troops Are Dying For A Lost Cause. We’ve Got To Get Out Of Afghanistan.

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 6, 2018

Twenty-seven years ago, I was in Afghanistan to watch the Russians cut and run from a military quagmire and failed occupation that helped bring down the Soviet Union. In 2018, America is ready to walk away from a similarly failed military adventure. As Lt. Col. John W. Nicholson Jr., the exiting American and NATO forces’ commander in Afghanistan put it: “It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end.”

In the News

Farm Murders And The Question Of Genocide

quoting Norman M. Naimarkvia Politics Web
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

In recent years there has been a gradual increase in international reporting on farm murders, often with particular focus on the South African government’s careless attitude towards the problem. 

Remarks By LTG H.R. McMaster At Atlantic Council Baltic Summit Dinner

by H. R. McMaster
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

President Kaljulaid, President Vejonis, Minister Linkevicius, distinguished guests and colleagues from the United States and our allies, it is an honor to address you this evening on the historic occasion of the U.S.-Baltic Centennial Summit. I want to congratulate Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania once again on their 100th Anniversary of Independence.

USS Bataan (LHD-5), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.

Remarks By LTG H.R. McMaster At The United States Naval Academy

by H. R. McMaster
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Thank you, Tayler (MIDN Johnston) for that introduction.  I am honored to have the opportunity to address you—the future leaders and officers of our American Navy and Marine Corps — the greatest naval force the World has known. I want to thank all of you for your patriotism and for your willingness to serve our nation and your fellow sailors and Marines.


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