Matters of Policy & Politics
How Secure Is U.S. Cybersecurity?

How Secure Is U.S. Cybersecurity?

May 27, 2021

While the Colonial Pipeline hack brought cybersecurity into the headlines, there’s an open question as to the efficacy of the “cyber” component of national security as the U.S. looks to update and modernize its nuclear arsenal. Herb Lin, the Hoover Institution’s Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, discusses the challenges on the cybersecurity front.

Populism

Populism

May 19, 2021

From ancient Athens to the America of today, democracies have borne witness to the rise of grassroots populism. Terry Moe, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the William Bennett Munro Professor of political science at Stanford University, discusses what it is to be a “populist” in this day and age – both in America and Europe – and whether Trump-brand populism, moving forward, is solely dependent on the former president’s participation. 

“A Guy Called Lee”

“A Guy Called Lee”

May 15, 2021

In boom-or-bust California, a $54 billion dollar budget deficit has given way to an unprecedented $75 billion dollar surplus (not counting another $26 billion in federal stimulus money). Lee Ohanian, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and contributor to Hoover’s “California On Your Mind” web channel, examines the Golden State’s choices of what do to with the windfall – most notably, a $600 “rebate” to some tax-filers – and recounts how he made international news for economic advice given to a candidate vying to replace Newsom in the recall election.

Trump’s Facebook Time-Out

Trump’s Facebook Time-Out

May 7, 2021

After Facebook’s oversight board determined that the former president should remain suspended from the social network, what is next for Donald Trump and his social-media following? John Yoo, a Hoover Institution visiting fellow and UC-Berkeley law professor, examines the constitutionality of Facebook's and Twitter’s Trump temporary and permanent bans and whether the platforms will continue to enjoy federal legal protection as so-called “public squares.” 

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