A willingness to seek political negotiations with the Palestinians is a departure for Israel's prime minister. . . .
Masters of the art teach that subtlety, indirection, and on occasion mis-direction are crucial to successful diplomacy...
The controversy sparked by the Sept. 15, 2009, publication of the Report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, otherwise known as the Goldstone Report, may appear to exclusively concern the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. . . .
Be careful when one uses the superlative case—best, most, -est, etc.—or evokes end-of-the-world imagery...
Thou Shalt Not Kill—perhaps the most famous moral commandment in the western world. And yet Judeo-Christian religious leaders have also created a doctrine that can justify killing—commonly known as Just War Doctrine. What sort of military action does Just War Doctrine permit and what sort does it proscribe? Is America's campaign against terrorism a just war?
The Prussian military historian Carl von Clausewitz famously observed that "war is merely a continuation of politics by other means." These "other" (violent) means have been used on countless occasions throughout human history to settle conflicts over land, resources, and political rule. But what is the utility of war in the modern world? In a world with weapons of mass destruction, have the means of war delegitimized its use? In a world of expanding democracy, and cultural and economic interdependence, has the use of force become outdated?
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.
Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson as well as many scholars and historians review the history of the Berlin Wall.
Victor Davis Hanson offers some insight into his life as a war historian — and more. . . .
Niall Ferguson, author of The War of the World, describes the Allies in WWII as just as brutal as the German and Japanese opposition...
Victor Davis Hanson describes the several ways in which the American way of war is distinctive. . . .
Steven Hayward discusses Reagan, Gorbachev, and the end of the Cold War...
Are genocides a thing of the past? Senior Hoover Fellow Norman Naimark argues no.
John Yoo discusses the two Georges of Crisis and Command, George Washington and George W. Bush, and comments on the war powers of the executive branch. . . .
“He comes to Washington and tells me a sad story,” Franklin D. Roosevelt once said of New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia...
Victor Davis Hanson and Christopher Hitchens take on the WWII revisionists, centering on Patrick J. Buchanan, the author, most recently, of Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War...
Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson is proud to present the first interview with Condoleezza Rice in her new role as Director of the Hoover Institution. On September 1st, 2020 Director Rice became the Hoover Institution's eighth director in its 101 year history and the first woman to hold the position.
How the first global conflict was fought and won.
Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake talks with Peter Robinson about her book Warriors and Citizens that she coauthored with General James Mattis, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of maintaining a world-class military managing worldwide issues with an all-volunteer force.