Should we exert force abroad for the national interest? (And how do we define national interest?) When and where should we use force for a humanitarian cause? Or should the U.S. withdraw from the international theater to focus on challenges at home?
The QDDR contains many positive elements. The InterAction community is hopeful that it will lead to greater collaboration between USAID and the Department of State to enable the U.S. to respond effectively to humanitarian emergencies and the needs of vulnerable people.
Lawlessness has been working out pretty well for Putin -- when courts don't work, and when the investigators are specialized in inventing cases rather than solving crimes, the Kremlin becomes the ultimate arbiter in the system.
It is in the interest of both Colombia and the U.S. that a Venezuelan drug kingpin be tried for his alleged crimes in New York. The information he could provide would be invaluable in the ongoing fight against drug trafficking.
American students' lack of knowledge about the world is unsettling. While debate over the building of the Islamic Cultural Center has made headlines, the majority of college-bound seniors cannot find Iraq or Israel on a map.