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Encouraging Students in a Time of Uncertainty and Existential Crisis

November 2020

In a letter to his students, Senior Research Scholar Herb Lin emphasizes the power of activism, education and helping others during uncertain times—such as now.

Intelligence Isn’t Just for Government Anymore

November 2020

Spy agencies need to reach voters and tech leaders now, too. Foreign election interference must be bad if spy agencies are making public service announcements.

A Gen Z Perspective on Fake News this November

October 2020

As the 2020 election approaches, I’m concerned that many Americans like me — young, liberal, POC — do not understand the extent to which disinformation is affecting the information we’re intaking...

A Consequential Election for Ukraine

October 2020

For Americans, the November 3 presidential election will be the most significant vote in many decades. The election also will have consequences for Ukraine: Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden sits...

What’s driving mass protests in Belarus?

September 2020

As protests continue in Belarus over the disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, Steve Pifer explains how the government’s response to COVID-19 and a blatantly stolen election...

Trump’s top intelligence official is curtailing congressional briefings on foreign election interference

September 2020

John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, announced that the intelligence community would cut back on its briefings to Congress on electoral security. Amy B. Zegart explains what the...

Is Putin about to make a costly mistake in Belarus?

August 2020

From 2001 to 2004, I was the senior American official to visit Belarus. The United States and European Union were thoroughly dissatisfied with President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s authoritarianism, and...

What Do The Doomsday Clock And The Presidential Election Have In Common?

August 2020

Herb Lin discusses how close we are to midnight, which is to say, human annihilation.

Senate Committee Releases Report on Russian Interference in 2016 U.S. Election

August 2020

The findings show the Trump Campaign's interactions with Russian intelligence agencies posed what they're calling a "grave" threat to U.S. counterintelligence. For more, KCBS...

How Might the Sleeper Agents From “The Americans” Interfere in the Election?

August 2020

As the November 2020 presidential election approaches, it is worth imagining how a foreign adversary might attempt to intervene in the domestic political process.

Where is Russia Heading in 2020?

July 2020

Russia seemed a country on the rise globally, with President Vladimir Putin well on his way to lengthening his time in power. But he faces serious headwinds with COVID 19, the virus’s economic impact...

We've seen this movie before [on Ukraine]

July 2020

Volodymyr Zelensky swept to victory in Ukraine’s spring 2019 presidential election because he promised renewed reform and a real fight against corruption. Today, the reality looks quite different.

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Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Wein Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Political Science
jaclyn kerr Jaclyn A. Kerr Affiliate
sergey sanovich Sergey Sanovich Affiliate
Robert Weiner Robert Weiner Affiliate
1 Jane Holl Lute Jane Holl Lute Affiliate