How the foreign policy establishment systematically misunderstands the threat from jihadism.
How do we stop the next great terrorist threat?
A glimpse at globe-trotting diplomats and conflicting interests. . . .
Where neoconservatism came from, what it stands for, and how it became associated with the war in Iraq. An intellectual movement considered. By Peter Berkowitz.
The 2016 Fall Retreat, which took place during October 16–18, the talks were for the first time organized around a single theme: American exceptionalism.
The Arab struggles may be new, but American goals are not. Three recent presidents laid the groundwork. By Peter Berkowitz.
The author of the notorious Goldstone Report admits he got it wrong. Too late. By Peter Berkowitz.
Uncommon Knowledge and the Hoover Institution Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
The Hoover Institution Commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Spring Retreat beginning on Sunday, April 21, 2013, with before-dinner remarks by Kevin Warsh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His speech, titled “The Economy over the Horizon: Unknown Knowns,” emphasized the importance of the state of the economy, which currently has a 2 percent growth rate, and understanding the concept of “unknown knowns,” a reference to former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld.
I disagree somewhat with my friend Peter Feaver about the president's plan for Afghanistan deserving the support of us loyal opposition. . . .
The “typical” terrorist—the alienated, pious loner—is becoming less typical. What really motivates terrorists may surprise you. By Jessica Stern.
How “international law” invites a Spanish judge to pursue U.S. officials. By David Davenport.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the rule of law and how it applies to alleged Boston bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
Michael McFaul, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science at Stanford, and director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, discusses Putin and his worldview, and how to contain him.
Putting numbers to the news, Hoover fellow Bruce Bueno de Mesquita lays his bets on issues such as climate change and Middle East peace.
Is the Iranian nuclear threat real?...
Egypt’s minorities, long persecuted, are counting on the U.S. president to defend religious freedom.
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard discusses why Australia’s participation in the Iraq War was in his nation’s best interest...
Victor Davis Hanson is a military historian; Robert Baer a former CIA field officer...
The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce the fourth issue of Strategika. This issue asks a significant, but often ignored question: What do the jihadists want? Max Boot analyzes the history of jihadism in Chechnya beginning in the 19th century, and elucidates the lessons we can learn from this historical example. In the featured commentary essays, Josef Joffe examines the contradictions in the stated aims of jihadi terrorism, while Peter R. Mansoor explores the activities of al-Qaeda in Iraq.