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Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Collection, Box 2, Hoover Institution Archives
In the News

Hong Kong Protesters Must Not Become The Monsters They Are Fighting

quoting Larry Diamondvia Inkstone
Thursday, August 1, 2019

As someone who calls Guangzhou home, I have for years sympathized with Hong Kong protesters’ pursuit of freedom and democracy, and shared their frustration with the authorities’ encroachment on political freedom in the territory.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Lax Cybersecurity Policies Put Our Elections And Our Data At Risk

by Andrew Grottovia CNN Business
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Our national discussions about cybersecurity and privacy follow a frustrating pattern: a headline-grabbing incident like the recent Capital One breach occurs, Congress wrings its hands and policymakers more or less move on. So it is no surprise cybersecurity hasn't been much of a focus as the race to the 2020 presidential election heats up.

Analysis and Commentary

The Asian Century Is Over

by Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Beset by conflicts, stagnating economies, and political troubles, the region no longer looks set to rule the world.


Niall Ferguson: What The Future Holds For China

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Chatham House
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses how the world will adapt to China becoming a superpower.

In the News

Iran's Resistance Needs A Light Touch, Not 'Maximum Pressure'

quoting Abbas Milanivia Bloomberg
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Trump could help the democracy movement while hurting the regime. Opposing the Iranian regime doesn't have to mean sanctioning its banks and oil.
Just ask Abbas Milani. The director of Stanford University’s Iran studies program cannot be called a squish when it comes to Iran; he has devoted much of his scholarship to the regime’s struggle against modernity and to understanding the country’s democracy movement.

Analysis and Commentary

Central Banks Are The Fall Guys

by Raghuram Rajanvia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

For decades, the freedom of monetary policymakers to make difficult decisions without having to worry about political blowback has proven indispensable to macroeconomic stability. But now, central bankers must ease monetary policies in response to populist mistakes for which they themselves will be blamed.

In the News

California Shows Its Extremism, Attacking Democracy And Capitalism At The Same Time

quoting Williamson M. Eversvia The Washington Examiner
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

No earthquake has yet sent California crashing into the sea, but the state continues to radically fall off the Left edge of mainland U.S. culture.

Two more items in the news today show this trend.


A High-Level Senate Report Confirms It: Our Elections Still Aren’t Safe

by Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

In his congressional testimony last week, former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III once again confirmed the seriousness of Moscow’s attack on our democracy in the 2016 presidential election. Yet that wasn’t even the most important news for those of us who track Russian election interference.

In the News

Pelosi & Co. Are Yearning For Obama And Other Commentary

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia New York Post
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

From the left: Pelosi & Co. Yearn for Obama

“Moderate progressive Democrats” now “mounting a sustained counter to the party’s lurch to the left” privately “would like an assist from the only Democrat who might make a difference: former President Barack Obama,” reports Al Hunt at The Hill. 


Kevin Warsh: McCloskey Speaker Series 2019: The State Of American Capitalism

interview with Kevin Warshvia Aspen Institute
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the current state of the economy, how it’s impacted by world affairs, and what tools the Federal Reserve has at its disposal to influence monetary policy.


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