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The Benefits Of Uncertainty--Reconstructing Northeast Asia's Contested Pasts And Futures

Thursday, August 16, 2018

One of the most challenging tasks a historian faces is to recapture the "future-blindness" of historical actors. Major historical events like the outbreak of World War II or the fall of the Soviet Union seem inevitable in retrospect, but for people in the past the future was just as unknowable and murky as it is now.

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PolicyEd Introduces Policy Briefs

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Hoover Institution’s PolicyEd initiative today introduced a new educational video series entitled Policy Briefs, which explores issues related to civics, environment, economics, health care, and national security. Offering key principles and real-world examples, each episode features a succinct, easy to understand, and sharable policy explanation from a talk or presentation by a Hoover Institution fellow. 

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Announcement: Hoover Institution Digital Collections Launch On Calisphere University Of California

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of linking Hoover digital site (https://digitalcollections.hoover.org/collections) with Calisphere. Calisphere is a gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums.

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Bohuslav Pekárek’s Memoirs And Other Czechoslovak Legion Documentation Added To The Hoover Library & Archives

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Another significant increment of materials generated a century ago by the  Czechoslovak Legions on the Western Front and in Siberia has been added to the Hoover holdings.  Among the trove’s notable items, acquired from sources in Germany and Turkey, are the memoirs of a Czech Legionnaire, Bohuslav Pekárek, as well as a number of ephemeral publications and imprints.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A detailed finding aid to the records of the Committee on the Present Danger has recently been completed.  These voluminous records came to the Hoover Institution Archives a number of years ago.  Because of their large size and lack of arrangement effective scholarly use of them has until now been impaired.  After thorough arrangement and description this is no longer the case.

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Spotlight On Unique Vietnam War Media Coverage

Friday, July 27, 2018
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The new Hoover Institution Press publication, We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam, examines the legacy of one of the most popular and eccentric newspapers to cover the Vietnam War. 

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Denise Ho (left) and Michael Auslin (right) in the workshop.
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Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The sixth annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “War and Revolution in Modern China: A Long View from the Twenty-First Century,” was held through July 30 and August 3, 2018.

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Exploring The Japanese Experience In America

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In the new Hoover Institution Press publication, Roots of the Issei: Exploring Early Japanese American NewspapersAndrew Way Leong examines the emergence of the generational terms issei, nisei, and sansei, which have long been used to organize early twentieth-century Japanese American narratives.

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Auslin Tapped As Royal Historical Society Fellow

Monday, July 30, 2018
Stanford

Michael Auslin was recently elected as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

The honor recognizes Auslin for his original contributions to historical scholarship. The inaugural Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Hoover Institution, Auslin specializes in global risk analysis, U.S. security and foreign policy strategy, and security and political relations in Asia.

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Samuel Tadros On Egypt: Security, Human Rights and Reform

Monday, July 30, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Egypt, a country of 94 million people, lies at the crossroads of a vital region.  It is largely sustained by tourism, revenues from the Suez Canal and foreign aid – its economic might traditionally outweighed by its political and cultural influence in the region.  Today, it no longer  commands the attention it once did from the Arab world, and the question for the United States becomes whether or how to maintain an alliance out of fidelity to a Cold War rationale.

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