The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce the acquisition of the archival collections of journalists Jude Wanniski and Robert L. Bartley, two of the most influential interpreters and advocates of conservative economic theories during the past several decades.
The symposium “Building on Success: The Soviet Dissident Movement and American Foreign Policy during the 1980s” brought together former Soviet dissidents, scholars, and policy makers to discuss the methods employed by Soviet dissidents and their Western supporters that contributed to the end of the communist rule of the former USSR. The Hoover Institution hosted the event on April 14.
Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Starling, U.S. Marine Corps, is a Hoover Institution national security affairs fellow. He presented a talk called "What is China doing in Africa? Chinese Political, Economic, and Military Influence on the Dark Continent."
The one-day symposium “Building on Success: The Soviet Dissident Movement and American Foreign Policy during the 1980s” examined how dissidents in the former Soviet Union, nongovernmental organizations outside the country, and Western governments interacted to open closed governments and societies to democratic reform. The symposium examined the guiding principles of those groups in hopes that their successful experience could be applied to solving problems beyond the Soviet Union.