Hoover Institution fellow John B. Dunlop provides a historical context in which to understand the Russian invasion of Chechnya in December 1994, tracing events from 4,000 BC to the time of the invasion in his new book Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict, now available from Cambridge University Press ($54.95, hardback; $18.95, paperback).
Monday, November 16, 1998 to Wednesday, November 18, 1998
Stauffer Auditorium Hoover Institution, Stanford University Stanford, California
Throughout the cold war the world's national security leadership was preoccupied with the threat of a nuclear holocaust and worked to reduce nuclear danger.At the same time, largely unnoticed, more and more nations were acquiring the ability to produce biological and chemical weapons (BCWs), and many proceeded to do so.
Look at a map and compare the ragged coastline of Western Europe, with its many ports and rivers to the smoother shoreline of Africa. That geography has a powerful impact on the development of cultures and contributes to differences in income and success, says Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell in a new Hoover Essay.