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Civil Affairs

Community and Contribution: National Service Ride Promotes a Life of Service

Anna Shen | Posted 08.08.2016 | Impact
Anna Shen

The premise of retired army civil affairs Colonel Christopher Holshek's latest venture -- and adventure -- can be succinctly stated: When we become better citizens, we become a better country. When we serve our community, we serve our country.

America's Foreign Engagement Gap

Christopher Holshek | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The U.S. is once again in the midst of an inward turn. Unlike the disconnection following the First World War, America's growing national deficit in the capacity and will to engage other people not like them is not the innocent confidence of a rising power but the false bravado leading one to its fall.

Beyond The Monuments Men

Christopher Holshek | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The challenge is not the wars we must fight as much as the peace that we have to build in order not to fight them anymore or in the first place.