Wait a minute, isn't this the 21st?...
Hoover Institution fellow Nial Ferguson discusses the rise of an anti-liberal order globally and whether the core tenants and ideals of liberal democracy, which dominated western politics for the latter half of the 20th century, can survive the 21st century.
Hoover fellow and former national security advisor H.R. McMaster joins the Pacific Century to discuss the rise of China.
Why Hanoi was not a failure; and whether the focus of the US-China trade deal should be on the theft of American inventions instead of tariffs and trade deficits.
China Flexes Its Muscles; Will President Trump Respond?
The White House’s new China policy splits the US foreign policy community.
Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal reports from the front lines of the protests.
Why Here, Why Now? Why Did The United States Enjoy Dramatic Improvements In The Standard Of Living During The Last Century?
Hoover Institution economists John Cogan, Lee Ohanian, Terry Anderson, and George Shultz examine the causes for and the reasons behind so many improvements being made to the quality of life in the United States over the past century. They analyze the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, taxes, and national security played in these remarkable achievements.
Former US National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, has outlined his “path out of the Middle East collapse”, suggesting the US administration to define its new priorities and a new strategy in the region, as the old geopolitical structure, which lasted four decades, is currently “in shambles”, due to Russia's involvement.
Fifty years ago, a towering figure of the 20th century passed from the world scene...
Behind the headlines lies an old and basic question: in the clash between Islamism and the nation-state, who will win? By Charles Hill.
At 1 am on 13 August 1961, barbed wire was rolled out in the first step of building a wall that would split a city for more than quarter of a century...
Unsurprisingly, the twentieth anniversary of 1989 has added to an already groaning shelf of books on the year that ended the short twentieth century...
To say that Henry Kissinger is the most controversial of twentieth-century American Secretaries of State would be an understatement...
In his latest book, The War of the World, historian Niall Ferguson explains why the twentieth century was the bloodiest in modern history, and why he thinks it could happen again...
Former prime minister of Denmark, Anders Rasmussen, on America's indispensable role as the global leader.
More than a quarter century ago, as U.S.-Soviet Cold War tensions peaked, President Ronald Reagan declared, "The only value in possessing nuclear weapons is to make sure they can't ever be used. . . .
At the Brandenburg Gate tomorrow evening in Berlin, one of the defining figures of the last century's history will sit down to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in which he played a key role. . . .
According to the standard wisdom in international relations, authoritarian states hold an advantage over democratic states because they can act more quickly and decisively. Yet over the last several centuries, every extended rivalry between an authoritarian state and a liberal one has been won by the liberal state: the Dutch revolt against Spain (late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries); the 125-year rivalry between England and France (1689-1815); the Anglo-French-American rivalry with Germany (late nineteenth through mid-twentieth century); and the American/Allied rivalry with the Soviet Union after World War II.
This paper shows why liberal democracies have a long-term advantage in international competition with authoritarian states. We argue that this reflects the greater ability of liberal states to establish credible limited government. This ability has both long-term advantages for growth and substantial short-term financial advantages during periods of intense international conflict. The financial advantages allow a liberal democracy to raise massive funds through debt, thus financing larger and longer wars. After developing the theoretical perspective, we study two cases, the 125-year rivalry between England and France and the more recent cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Are genocides a thing of the past? Senior Hoover Fellow Norman Naimark argues no.