Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006.
She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up...
Ken Burns’s carefully curated history of the conflict is deceptive and leaves out critical information.
Some timely changes will help us cope with the unknown.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq
John Rosenthal on Der Mufti von Jerusalem und die Nationalsozialisten by Klaus Gensicke
Filling the gap when autocrats fall
Testimony of Dr. Abbas Milani, Co-Director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs
How to cope with global jihad
An opportunity to reinvigorate some relationships
How Yasir Arafat’s deadly gamble failed. A firsthand report from the Middle East by Hoover fellow Robert Zelnick.
SIDEBAR: Defiant Normalcy.
Why “separation” can’t be the answer for peace
The Crusades happened almost a thousand years ago—why do they still provoke an argument? Osama bin Laden has used them to attempt to rally the Islamic world to his cause; President Bush has called the war on terrorism a "crusade." But what is the truth about the Crusades? Were they motivated by savage greed and intolerance or by pious idealism? Were they an unprovoked attack by the West on the Islamic world or a reaction to centuries of Islamic incursions? How should we understand the legacy of the Crusades today, in a time of conflict between the West and radical Islamic terrorists?
The year 2016 brought enormous expansion to Hoover Library & Archives’ digitization initiatives, outreach efforts, scholarship, and student engagement. In addition to adding new acquisitions to our collections, we organized well-attended exhibitions, events, and workshops that highlighted the richness of our holdings and the connections of history to policy. The year also yielded increased media coverage of our dynamic and diverse materials and programs.
by Samuel Tadros
Published on Friday, August 02, 2013
America’s role in Middle East reform
New self-confidence in the age of globalization
Innovation and Entrepreneurialism in the Middle East and North Africa: The Cases of Egypt, Tunisia,and the UAE
While the so-called “Arab Spring” was an awakening for the region’s people and its powerholders, the events of 2010–2011 changed the trajectory of innovation and entrepreneurship only slightly and in specific, local contexts. This paper endeavors to compare Egypt, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with three major objectives in mind.
Vulnerabilities of an elusive enemy