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GoodFellows: Condoleezza Rice On COVID, Russia, And Putin

interview with Condoleezza Rice, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

This week on GoodFellows, we tackle a very complex geopolitical topic: Russia and the effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on that country’s economy, internal politics, international relations and aspirations, and ability to influence other countries and regions. To help us, we are fortunate to have one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, someone who has years of direct experience in dealing with Russia and with Vladimir Putin himself: Hoover fellow (and soon to be director of the Hoover Institution) Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state and national security director under George W. Bush.

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The Pacific Century Writes A Book!

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Asia’s New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific.


Former U.S. Secretaries Of Defense Robert Gates And James Mattis

interview with General Jim Mattisvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow James Mattis discusses the future of US national security.


General H.R. McMaster, 26th US National Security Advisor-The Importance Of Empathy In Foreign Policy

interview with H. R. McMastervia The Oxford Guild
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow H. R. McMaster discusses "The US, China, and Global Order: The importance of empathy in foreign policy," and some very fascinating topical issues around geopolitics.

In the News

Former U.S. Secretaries Of Defense Robert Gates And James Mattis

mentioning General Jim Mattisvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Since the end of the Cold War, the global perception of the United States has progressively morphed from dominant international leader to disorganized entity. Robert Gates, defense secretary under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, asserts that this transformation is the result of the failure of political leaders to understand the complexity of American power, its expansiveness, and its limitations. Join Sec. Gates and former Secretary of Defense James Mattis as they discuss the future of U.S. national security.

In the News

With Challenges Aplenty, Europe’s Navies Are Coming To Grips With High-End Warfare

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Defense News
Monday, June 22, 2020

The former head of the U.S. Navy said in June testimony that as the service grapples with establishing the right type of force, it must account for the degraded capabilities of its allies, hinting at the once substantial Cold War-era European navies.


The US And China Are Entering A New Cold War. Where Does That Leave The Rest Of Us?

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Liberal democracies must learn the lessons of the past by thinking long term, applying a strong moral code – and avoiding hubris

In the News

FAQ: Is A Russia-U.S. Prisoner Swap Possible?

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Post
Thursday, June 18, 2020

MOSCOW — For the year and a half that former Marine Paul Whelan was held in a Russian prison on espionage charges, there was speculation that securing his release would ultimately involve a prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow.

Analysis and Commentary

Strategy And Biosecurity: An Applied History Perspective

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Daniel Sargent.

In the News

Mattis To Talk About Leadership In Times Of Crisis At Online Tri-Cities Meeting

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Tri-City Herald
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Gen. Jim Mattis will be giving a Zoom talk to the Columbia Basin Badger Club this week about leadership during crisis. The former U.S. Secretary of Defense will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at an online Columbia Basin Badger Club meeting.


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