Policy Review

A bimonthly journal of the Hoover Institution that promotes inquiry into the American condition, American and other government and political and economic systems, and the role of the United States in the world. For the academic audience.

Articles from No. 162, August-September

Regaining a Realistic Foreign Policy
A PERIOD OUT OF power has given conservatives and Republicans a golden opportunity to reassess their approach toward American foreign policy. Such periods in opposition are often fruitful for political parties, which can reformulate creative and winning...
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The Case against Public Sector Unions
STATE AND LOCAL governments today are, with few exceptions, in deep financial distress. While some governors can offer the recession, the housing crisis, or the loss of an important industry as an excuse for poor finances, many states are simply structurally...
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The EU Connection in Climate Research
THE LEAKING OF the East Anglia "Climategate" e-mails and data last November shattered the appearance of a scientific consensus on supposed "man-made global warming" and provided a disturbing insight into the corruption of the scientific process as...
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The Goldstone Report and International Law
THE CONTROVERSY OVER the "Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict" (1) (September 15, 2009), more commonly known as the Goldstone Report, seems to have died down. But its larger significance has yet to be appreciated....
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The High and Hidden Costs of Nuclear Power
When security and arms control analysts list what has helped keep nuclear weapons technologies from spreading further than they already have, energy economics is rarely, if ever, mentioned. Yet large civilian nuclear energy programs can--and have--brought...
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The Nuke in the Cargo Hold
ON JUNE 17, 2009, an American destroyer began following the Kang Nam, a North Korean ship suspected of carrying missile components to Myanmar. As the New York Times headline read, "Test Looms as U.S. Tracks North Korean Ship." Despite United Nations...
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