The Obama administration is acting—publicly, at least—as if Israeli settlements were the only obstacle to Mideast peace. It will never be that simple. By Peter Berkowitz.
Peter Berkowitz on Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America by Robert B. Reich
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.
Two experts on the United Nations, Charles Hill, a Hoover fellow, and Stephen Stedman, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, recently spent an afternoon talking about the relationship between the United Nations and the United States. They argue that the United States has spent the last few years shoving the United Nations around. Hill and Stedman answered questions from Hoover fellow Peter Robinson.
Professor Robert Bates explores with Hoover senior fellow Peter Duignan the harsh reality of failed and failing states in Africa after independence. Bates outlines some of the key policy failures at work during the transition from colonial rule and explains how more recent democratization efforts have typically resulted in highly authoritarian and abusive regimes. Despite the risks associated with foreign aid, there is hope that the economic and political climate of Africa can improve with new funding strategies and free trade initiatives.
Why Peter Thiel thinks we should rethink the doctrine of American exceptionalism.
"Just -- and I hope you were able to hear of some of the points that Peter was making job reaction what what what's coming out of London again."...
Peter Robinson, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and from 1983 to 1988 a special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan, discusses the story behind what many have called the four most important words of Ronald Reagan's Presidency and the battle to keep those words, “tear down this wall,” in Reagan’s June 1987 speech.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the John and Jean De Nault Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity, discusses why the Arab Spring turned dark and how popular democracy, free speech, and property rights can succeed in the Middle East.
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.
Former General Aleksandr Lebed is convinced that the United States wants to take over Europe, that the old USSR must be put back together, and that he himself is a man of destiny, right up there with Peter the Great. Ready for the scary part? By Russian standards, he's sane. A portrait by Hoover fellow John B. Dunlop.
This week on Uncommon Knowledge columnist James Delingpole discusses, with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson, the European Union, the Green movement, and socialized medicine. (47:41)
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.
The march of politics under the banner of law
Mark Steyn compares and contrasts America and Europe...
Rupert Murdoch weighs in on capitalism, China, Google, and more. . . .
Have we drifted from the decisive victories for freedom achieved in 1989? . . .