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Stalin at the Tehran Conference in 1943.
In the News

The Time Stalin Went For A Joyride On The Moscow Metro

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Jalopnik
Monday, December 30, 2019

Imagine being a weary commuter on your way home from a long day of toil. You descend into the subway and wait for a train. One arrives, you slowly board and ease yourself down into a seat, finally able to rest for a moment.

In the News

Stepson Of 'The Irishman' Character Condemns Netflix Movie In N.Y. Times Op-Ed

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Hollywood Reporter (CA)
Friday, January 3, 2020

The stepson of Chuckie O'Brien, played in the film by Jesse Plemons, writes that the Martin Scorsese feature is the "capstone to my stepfather’s 44-year humiliation."

Analysis and CommentaryEconomy

What My Younger Self Never Expected

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, January 3, 2020

At the start of a new year and a new decade, it is both humbling and illuminating to reflect on major global developments that no one saw coming just a few decades ago. For those who grew up during the Cold War or in the ensuing period of American primacy, the economic and geopolitical rise of the developing world must rank high on the list.


Jack Goldsmith On Jimmy Hoffa, Labor Unions, And The Rise And Fall Of The Mob

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Conversations with Bill Kristol
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his recent book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth.

In the News

How To Be A Dictator Identifies The Similarities Between Political Tyrants

featuring Frank Diköttervia Paste Magazine
Monday, December 30, 2019

Although spanning decades and seas, the men profiled in Frank Dikötter’s How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century share haunting similarities.


Jack Goldsmith: Who Really Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Air Mail
Monday, December 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses his recent book In Hoffa's Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth, where he attempts to clear his stepfather’s name.

FeaturedNational Security

Strategika Issue 62: Is The Mediterranean Still Geo-strategically Essential?

via Hoover Daily Report
Monday, December 30, 2019

Strategika Issue 62 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

In the News

The Polish Diplomats Who Went Out Of Their Way To Save Jews

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Israel Hayom
Friday, December 27, 2019

New documents shed light on the massive rescue effort undertaken by the Polish government-in-exile during World War II. It was, to a large extent, orchestrated by unsung hero Ambassador Aleksander Ładoś, despite this ordeal being risky and complicated.

In the News

Norman Naimark Review – The Postwar Struggle For Power

featuring Norman M. Naimarkvia OltNews
Monday, December 23, 2019

European politicians in search of to rebuild their ravaged societies within the instant aftermath of the second world warfare had their work minimize out for them. The battle had devastated the continent, leveling cities, destroying economies, and uprooting 40 million individuals.

In the News

10 True Crime Books To Read Before The New Year

mentioning Jack Goldsmithvia Oxygen
Friday, December 27, 2019

Did you watch “The Irishman” are are still wondering how Jimmy Hoffa really died? This book is written from the point of view of Chuckie O’Brien’s adopted son Jack Goldsmith. O’Brien was the foster child of Hoffa.


Military History Working Group

The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.