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Sept. 11 And The Future Of American History

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Twenty years after the horrific attacks on New York and Washington, it’s clear that the biggest changes of our time were not ideological or geopolitical, but technological. They were also the hardest to foresee.

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The CIA Spent 20 Years On The Front Lines Of The War On Terror. It's Time For That To Change.

by Amy Zegartvia Politico
Saturday, September 11, 2021

An enduring legacy of the global war on terror is an approach to intelligence that doesn't serve U.S. national security interests as it once did.

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September 11 And The History Of Lawfare

by Jack Goldsmith, Robert Chesney, Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Saturday, September 11, 2021

When we launched Lawfare eleven years and ten days ago, we pledged to devote what we then called the “blog” to “that nebulous zone in which actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation's laws and legal institutions.” It was two years into the Obama administration, and our main focus at the time was on the legal and policy issues that had continued to arise in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

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Reflecting On September 11th: 20 Years Later

via Hoover Podcasts
Friday, September 10, 2021

The Hoover Institution hosts Reflecting on September 11th: 20 Years Later on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Watch a discussion with special guests Condoleezza Rice, General Jim Mattis, John B. Taylor and Karen Hughes as they recount their personal experiences, each from a different vantage point, on where they were during the deadliest terror attack on American soil in history.

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The Syrian Crisis: A Focus on Daraa, ‘Cradle of the Revolution‘

interview with Joel D. Rayburn, Russell A. Bermanvia The Caravan Notebook
Friday, September 10, 2021

A discussion with Col. (Ret.) Joel Rayburn, former US Special Envoy for Syria.

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GoodFellows: Safer But Not Yet Safe

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Condoleezza Ricevia Fellow Talks
Friday, September 10, 2021

The approaching twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the American homeland is a time to remember the fallen and reflect on lessons learned from that terrible day, including America’s readiness for a similar event. Condoleezza Rice, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and President George W. Bush’s national security advisor at the time of the attacks, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson and John Cochrane to relive the White House’s response that day and shares her concerns about US national security moving forward.

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Safer But Not Yet Safe

by John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Condoleezza Rice, Bill Whalenvia GoodFellows: Conversations From The Hoover Institution
Friday, September 10, 2021

The approaching twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the American homeland is a time to remember the fallen and reflect on lessons learned from that terrible day, including America’s readiness for a similar event. Condoleezza Rice, the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and President George W. Bush’s national security advisor at the time of the attacks, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson and John Cochrane to relive the White House’s response that day and shares her concerns about US national security moving forward.

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Return Of The Taliban: A Conversation With Yalda Hakim, BBC World Service

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, September 9, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Yalda Hakim discuss her film “Return of Taliban” which explores the Taliban of today, what they stand for and what is at stake in the unfolding situation in Afghanistan.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Yalda Hakim on Thursday, September 9 at 9:00am PT.

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Herbert H.D. Pierce Papers — A New Resource On Prisoners Of War In Russia During The First World War

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Herbert H. D. Pierce, was an American diplomat, considered to be an expert on Russia, and was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary in 1915 to assist Ambassador David Francis in Russia with special missions. This collection consists almost exclusively of documents relating to Pierce’s studies of conditions in the prisoner of war camps.

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Hoover Institution Acquires Personal Papers Of Chao Tze-chi, A Prominent Political Leader Who Served Four Presidents Of Taiwan

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Chao papers include more than sixty volumes of personal diaries, ranging from the late 1940s to the early 2010s, photo images of Chao’s political and diplomatic activities, news clippings, and other miscellaneous materials dating back as early as the 1930s.

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