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Analysis and Commentary

A Hindu-Muslim Clash, A Jury-Rigged Fix

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Anyone who has visited India for longer than a few days is likely familiar with jugaad, a Hindi word that describes a workaround solution to a problem, often a clumsy fix that cuts corners or bends rules. The closest English equivalents are “hack” and “kludge,” methods employed when conventional solutions are costly, arduous or impossible.


Kissinger Discusses U.S.-China Relations With Niall Ferguson At New Economy Forum

by Niall Ferguson interview with Henry A. Kissingervia Bloomberg Politics
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Niall Ferguson and Henry Kissinger discuss the relationship between the United States and China.

Analysis and CommentaryPolitics

The Night The Lights Should Have Gone Out In Georgia

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Not long into Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, it was apparent that at least one of the ten candidates on the stage had a major policy beef: America as the only industrialized nation in the world without a federal paid family leave program.

Policy BriefsFeatured

Larry Diamond On Promoting Liberty And Free Societies

by Larry Diamondvia PolicyEd
Thursday, November 21, 2019

The United States must regain its sense of purpose in the ideological struggle for freedom and liberty.


Victor Davis Hanson: Fear Of A Deep State Coup Is Not Just Right-Wing Paranoia

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Fox News
Thursday, November 21, 2019

For most of the last three years, Donald Trump’s critics have scoffed at supposed “conspiracy theories” that claimed a “deep state” of bureaucrats were aborting the Trump presidency. We have been told the word “coup” is hyperbole that reveals the paranoid minds of Trump supporters.

Analysis and Commentary

David Davenport: Impeachment Is An Extraordinary Remedy

by David Davenportvia Townhall Review
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In the first 175 years of the nation, the House of Representatives impeached only one president, Andrew Johnson. Now in the last 57 years, it’s impeached two, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and it may be ready to impeach a third.

Analysis and Commentary

Time To Support The Iranian Protestors

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Is this our last chance to stop Iran without lethal force?

In the News

Stanford Alumni Association Presents 2019 Lyman Award To Michael McFaul

featuring Michael McFaulvia Stanford News
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Michael McFaul, director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, is the 2019 winner of the Richard W. Lyman Award.


John Yoo: Witnesses Debate Ukraine Policy, Trump Phone Call During Impeachment Hearing

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the Inspector General's report as well as the impeachment hearings.

Policy BriefsAnalysis and Commentary

Larry Diamond On Countering Chinese Propaganda With Truth

by Larry Diamondvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

America must rebuff China’s covert, coercive, and corrupting efforts to gain cultural and informational influence in the United States.


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