Today's huge global energy problems in no small measure reflect the essentially 19th-century business plans that three of the world's largest industries still pursue. . . .
In the debate regarding how the relationship between the Old West, Europe, and the New West, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, will be in the 21st century, many observers seem to take for granted that much of Europe will fall to Islam, and that native Europeans will flee and resettle in the New West...
The organization Common Core, which calls for giving students strong grounding across academic disciplines, has organized an open letter critiquing the program put forward by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and calling for the group to revise its goals...
The voyage begins when you push away from the shore.
America’s Air Chief in the Pacific Talks About China.
Video of the hearing regarding "Cyber Threats and Implications in the 21st Century Economy." Herbert Lin's Testimony
Since Marco Polo, the West has waited for the “Asian Century.” Today, the world believes that Century has arrived. Yet from China’s slumping economy to war clouds over the South China Sea and from environmental devastation to demographic crisis, Asia’s future is increasingly uncertain. Historian and geopolitical expert Michael Auslin argues that far from being a cohesive powerhouse, Asia is a fractured region threatened by stagnation and instability.
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.
The world’s central banks face unprecedented challenges in the 21st century. With balances sheets expanded by more than US$10 trillion and seemingly stuck in a low interest rate quagmire, central banks are increasingly strained in dealing with low inflation and economic uncertainty.
No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. In the twentieth century, as new technologies allowed leaders to place their image and voice directly into their citizens' homes, a new phenomenon appeared where dictators exploited the cult of personality to achieve the illusion of popular approval without ever having to resort to elections.
As a Jesuit priest and professor of finance, I am often asked: How can a member of the clergy be involved in such a field? My response is that I am following in the footsteps of noted clergymen, not just Catholic, but also Calvinist and Anglican, going back centuries.
The best writers crave a fresh angle on old stories. Dutch historian Frank Dikotter’s fresh angle on 20th century dictators is how tediously alike they all were in creating and cultivating a cult of personality, if such a thing can exist for mass killers. As for U.S. President Donald Trump veering their way with his own cult, you be the judge.
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli joins a debate to discuss the risks and rewards of using public money to fund private schooling as well as who benefits, and who gets left behind. The debate on private school vouchers answers these questions and many more.
Russia and Turkey just escalated their two-front war over which country will be the big dog in the Middle East. The two rivals have been at this game for a couple of centuries, but it just got a lot more serious this week when Russia introduced jet fighters into the Libyan civil war.
Hoover Institution Press Publishes On A Collision Course By Yasuo Sakata Collection Of Essays Examines History Of Japanese Migration In The Nineteenth Century
The Hoover Institution will publish On a Collision Course, a collection of five meticulously researched essays written by Yasuo Sakata about Japanese immigration to the United States from a holistic, international, and deeply historical perspective.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, reminisces about Margaret Thatcher, labor, unions, free trade, and markets. Epstein notes that Thatcher was fine with the European Union being a free trade society but did not want a European Union with centralized regulations. Epstein emphasizes that Thatcher was right concerning the European monetary policies. She was a titan of the twentieth century.