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U.S. Reaps Iraqi Whirlwind: Washington Should Get Out Before It's Too Late

U.S. Reaps Iraqi Whirlwind: Washington Should Get Out Before It's Too Late

10.22.2014
The administration's Iraq policy has failed. The U.S. is more entangled in conflict and war; Americans have been killed in retaliation...
America's Distrust Of Foreign Languages

America's Distrust Of Foreign Languages

10.20.2014
Foreign languages help free us from ethnocentrism, the delusion that we alone are the measure of all things human, and they connect us...
The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

10.20.2014
The USS America is the latest evidence that our military sees the connection between energy and effectiveness.
The Kurdish Experiment in Radical Decentralism and Why Kobani Must Be Saved

The Kurdish Experiment in Radical Decentralism and Why Kobani Must Be Saved

10.20.2014
My father's impassioned plea for military assistance from November 1956 is more relevant today than ever. As long as organized Kurdish...

Israel Sounds Alarm on Threat of Islamic Republic

10.17.2014
As the deadline for the final nuclear deal between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic becomes closer, and as the world powers appear to...
Excuse Me, But We Never 'Won' in Iraq

Excuse Me, But We Never 'Won' in Iraq

10.16.2014
While it may not be popular with fellow thugs, the Islamic State has managed to take over much of Iraq and Syria. Predictably, Washington...
On Being an Indispensable Nation

On Being an Indispensable Nation

10.16.2014
That word "indispensable" is often used without any indication of what exactly our indispensability consists of. Evidence from the last...
Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

Alibaba, the Golden Child of China's Globalization Strategy

10.15.2014
With the world increasingly and economically beholden to China and Chinese business, China's globalization strategy has won dividends at...

U.S. "vs." China in Africa: A Message to President Obama and Premier Li Keqiang

10.14.2014
President Obama and Premier Li Keqiang: you don't need to be so competitive because you're not actually competing. A more formal collaborative...
WATCH: Will Lifting The Oil Export Ban Help US Manufacturing?

WATCH: Will Lifting The Oil Export Ban Help US Manufacturing?

10.14.2014
Watch Live Oct. 14 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT. The Aspen Institute Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program will explore the...
Does America Have a Foreign Policy?

Does America Have a Foreign Policy?

10.13.2014
Sadly, the answer is "no." We have not had one since Barack Obama entered the Oval Office six years ago.
What Obama's War Critics Don't Get: Change Means Change

What Obama's War Critics Don't Get: Change Means Change

10.13.2014
President Obama has faced a lot of criticism lately for not being "tough enough" on ISIS. Most of it seems to boil down to this: Why won't...
Remember The Fresh Promise Of Barack Obama? What Happened To That Guy?

Remember The Fresh Promise Of Barack Obama? What Happened To That Guy?

Howard Fineman  10.13.2014
WASHINGTON -- While traveling recently, I’ve been asked the same question in Beijing, Auckland and Rome: “What happened to Barack Obama?” This...
Incentivizing Goodwill: A Lesson from Africa for America

Incentivizing Goodwill: A Lesson from Africa for America

10.10.2014
We need to find it in our hearts to cross cultural and gendered lines to address the literal and metaphorical diseases plaguing us at home....