Three decades ago, the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia—and Lyndon Johnson placed a telephone call to Richard Nixon. By Hoover fellow Richard V. Allen.
Hoover fellow David Satter recalls the brave, lonely voices who helped topple the Soviet state. SIDEBAR: Soviet Dissident Collections in the Hoover Archives
On the 50th anniversary of the death of Joseph Stalin, Hoover fellow Arnold Beichman recalls the atrocities Stalin perpetrated—and the allure he held for craven Western intellectuals.
Condoleezza Rice weighs America’s failures, successes, and diplomatic challenges yet to come. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Formed in 1949 in response to the onset of the Cold War, the purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, according to British General Hastings Lionel Ismay, the first Secretary General of the alliance, was “to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.” Sixty-five years after the creation of NATO, little it seems has changed with the exception...
As his classic work is republished, Robert Conquest reflects on how it threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets.
The Bush administration always insisted that encouraging democracy abroad was critical for international security. Europeans—surprise!—now agree. By Amichai Magen.
Eisenhower took office at a time of wars both cold and hot. One of his first actions was a complete rethinking of foreign policy. Our next president could learn from Ike’s example. By J. William DeMarco.
Hoover fellow Michael McFaul, who has the president’s ear on Russia, argues that promoting freedom is both moral and wise.
Rita Koganzon on Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement by Alan Houston
China has come to Africa. Can U.S. policy makers find ways to mesh, not clash, with Beijing’s interests? By Christopher C. Starling.
The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.
Three centuries of gloomy forecasts about America