The United States was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and for decades, support for democracy around the world has been a central tenet of American foreign policy. The past century provides many examples of growth in successful democracies balanced with the instability of authoritarian and repressive regimes. This panel discussion will address the changing role of democratic governance in America’s foreign policy over the past century.
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.
Two years ago, our friend Michael Auslin published The End of the Asian Century. Michael argued that, contrary to conventional wisdom, Asia is not on its way to global domination and China is not on its way to displacing the U.S.
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.
Hoover fellow and historian Niall Ferguson on China, Trump, and Trade.
The White House’s new China policy splits the US foreign policy community.
Can the US Hold China Responsible for the Pandemic?
Defender-in-Chief and the Trump Doctrine in Asia.
Picking the top news stories of greatest long-term significance, for better or worse, from the many around the world is always idiosyncratic and arbitrary - which is what makes the exercise interesting...
In the same week that the US Treasury Secretary sank to one knee to implore a congressional leader to vote for the $US700 billion ($890 billion) package to save the American economy, Colonel Zhai Zhigang became the first Chinese astronaut to walk in space...
The Washington Post went into red-alert ass-covering mode yesterday when its “Outlook” section published “expert” commentary on Senator Harry Reid’s recent remark that the war in Iraq is “lost..."
To lead, a great nation must command the respect of others...
The question of an “American Empire” casts an interesting light on present-day debates about the global role of the United States because Americans loath to label themselves as an “imperial” nation...
The greatest challenge for American leaders is finding the “wit and wisdom” to focus more attention on the Asia-Pacific.
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson examines open society, its history, its achievements and failures, and its future prospects in a world where its ideals are under threat.
NATO was originally founded after World War II to ensure that liberal democracy survived in Europe. While the fall of the Soviet Union may have led many to question whether NATO was still necessary, its mission remains vital and relevant. NATO should resist the temptation to expand its geographic focus.
In 2010, Gabriela Cowperthwaite read a news article that changed her life. It described how an orca whale had killed a trainer during a show at SeaWorld in Orlando.
In honor of its centennial anniversary, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on Tuesday launched a yearlong speaker series that will look at how history from the past 100 years can help inform current public policies.