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Sparks In The Taiwan Strait Tinderbox

by Michael R. Auslinvia National Review
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

For the first time in 20 years, two Chinese fighter jets deliberately crossed the Median Line of the Taiwan Strait this week, making a ten-minute incursion that prompted a scramble of Taiwan fighter jets to intercept them. The J-11s that crossed line are only the latest intimidation from the mainland towards Taiwan. Last May, People’s Liberation Army Air Force bombers and jets flew around the island, underscoring Beijing’s ability to encircle Taiwan from the air in the case of hostilities. 


Raghuram Rajan On How Markets And The State Leave The Community Behind

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Stigler Center
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about the current populist backlash against globalization and the release of his new book The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind

Governance In An Emerging New World: Stability in an Age of Disruption

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Communications technologies, demographics and the movement of peoples, and climate change are combining to place enormous pressure on democracies and the rule of law, both here in the United States and around the world. The panelists will discuss the impact of these disruptive forces on democratic systems, what can be done to strengthen governance, and how we might learn from when technological and social changes have challenged the capacity of democratic governments in the past.

The Hoover Institution hosts a public panel discussion "Stability in an Age of Disruption" on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST.

Policy BriefsFeatured

Abbas Milani Explains How Authoritarian Regimes Use Fear To Stay In Power

by Abbas Milanivia PolicyEd
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

In spite of systematic gender discrimination at every level, Iranian women have continued their fight for inclusivity. As a result, Iranian women have become harbingers of a movement of civil disobedience. The women’s movement is not just about the veil – it is about breaking the authority of a repressive regime.


Huawei And Managing 5G Risk

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Based on cybersecurity concerns, the United States, Australia and New Zealand have staked out policy positions that prevent or strongly discourage the acquisition of Huawei 5G technology for use in the national communications infrastructure of these nations. Other U.S. allies have announced or are considering policy positions that do not go so far and would indeed allow such acquisition at least to some extent.


Paul Gregory: Ukraine's Presidential Contest Sets A Popular Actor Against A Veteran Politician, Just Like The Us In 2016.

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses Ukraine's presidential election.

In the News

To Improve Its Middle East Policy, The U.S. Must Look Beyond States

quoting Samuel Tadrosvia Mosaic Magazine
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

While the Middle East remains as messy as ever, writes  Samuel Tadros, Washington cannot afford to ignore its problems even though it cannot solve them. It can, however, improve its approach to the region.

Analysis and Commentary

The Life And Life And Life Of The NATO Bureaucracy

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Partnership also prompted Foreign Affairs to publish an article strongly in favor of rapid NATO expansion.

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, JA 120

Japan’s New Imperial Era Name: Reiwa (Beautiful Harmony)

by Michael R. Auslinvia The National Review
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Reign Name for Japan's New Emperor Has Nothing To Do With China.

In the News

Ex-National Security Officials Sue To Limit Censorship Of Their Books

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The New York Times
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

A newly filed lawsuit is challenging a censorship system the government uses to ensure that millions of former military and intelligence officials spill no secrets if they decide to write articles and books after they move on from public service.


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