If Germany's first attempt at democracy, the Weimar Republic, had proved successful, the Second World War would never have taken place. Now Russia has embarked on its own first attempt at democracy. We dare not let it fail. By Hoover fellow and former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.
Condoleezza Rice weighs America’s failures, successes, and diplomatic challenges yet to come. An interview with Peter Robinson.
Political Islam as Ideology and Movement and How to Contain It.
Milestones on an unfinished jouney
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.
The man who inspired the Velvet Revolution. By Iva K. Naffziger.
Robert Conquest on the United Nations, the European Union, and the decline of the West.
Hoover fellow Michael McFaul, who has the president’s ear on Russia, argues that promoting freedom is both moral and wise.
Self-government needs the nation-state
China has come to Africa. Can U.S. policy makers find ways to mesh, not clash, with Beijing’s interests? By Christopher C. Starling.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary made quick transitions to democracy and free markets. Yet Russia itself failed to do so. Why? Hoover fellow Robert Conquest explains, drawing on eight centuries of Russian history and his own lifetime of study.
Hoping for change isn't enough.
How—and why—did Slobodan Milosevic finally fall from power? Hoover fellow Timothy Garton Ash offers an eyewitness report.
The urge to speed History along
Disturbing keepsakes of the most inhumane figures in history. By David Jacobs.
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.
The withering appeal of governing
Three centuries of gloomy forecasts about America