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Troubled Images

via Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

The Northern Ireland conflict as seen from the participants’ strikingly different perspectives. By Cissie Dore Hill.

Party Affairs

Where Have All the Elders Gone?

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Friday, April 30, 2004

The sweeping turnover of top party and state leaders completed in 2003 brought about the retirement of more than a dozen influential men who had dominated China's politics in the 1990s. Together they join a group of leaders, commonly referred to as the "elders," who presumably retain significant political influence in the decision making of their successors. Since retiring, however, the elders have presented a very low public profile, so divining the extent and nature of their influence is a highly speculative enterprise.

Why Gun-Barrel Democracy Doesn’t Work

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, George W. Downsvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

Over the past half century, the United States has repeatedly sent its military forces abroad in the name of democracy. Yet very few of the countries we have invaded have become democratic. By Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and George W. Downs.

Preserving the Reagan Legacy

by James C. Miller IIIvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 30, 2004

In an era of cynicism, Ronald Reagan can still teach us much. By Hoover fellow James C. Miller III.


Unconditional Democracy: Education and Politics in Occupied Japan, 1945–1952

by Toshio Nishivia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, April 27, 2004

On December 8 (Japan time), 1941, Imperial Japan launched a massive attack on beautiful Pearl Harbor, calling it "the preemptive first strike." The island empire, seduced by a mirage of eternal glory, had lunged forward without knowing its destination.

Shevardnadze's Journey

by Ariel Cohenvia Policy Review
Thursday, April 1, 2004

The Silver Fox bows out gracefully

Unipolar versus Unilateral

by John Van Oudenarenvia Policy Review
Thursday, April 1, 2004

Confusing power with purpose

Neoconservatives and the American Mainstream

by Zachary Seldenvia Policy Review
Thursday, April 1, 2004

Current U.S. foreign policy has deep historical roots

The Absolute Intellectual

by Brian C. Andersonvia Policy Review
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Brian C. Anderson on Sartre: The Philosopher of the Twentieth Century by Bernard-Henry Lévy

Ripples of Battle

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Friday, January 30, 2004

The continuing aftershocks of September 11. By Hoover fellow Victor Davis Hanson.


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.