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What?? Michael Oren Going to Scowcroft Center

Steve Clemons | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Steve Clemons

There are some exceptions, but one of the major failings of Washington's think tank and policy communities is a general unwillingness to embrace the people and ideas that run counter to an institution's own. They are contributing to the political and intellectual fragmentation dividing and paralyzing this town.

Time For Some American Shock and Awe in Syria

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

The clamor among the hawkish segment of Washington lawmakers to get the United States involved militarily in Syria gets louder by the day.

Chuck Hagel for DOD

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.

Kissinger And Scowcroft Weigh In On Nuclear Reductions, Governor Romney Should Listen

Jon Wolfsthal | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Jon Wolfsthal

He has already tried to channel an early version of Ronald Reagan by casting Russia as America's great enemy. Will he continue to maintain that Russia is America's "number one geopolitical foe" (they are not)?

Tough

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 07.26.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

Does a new U.S. President need to show he is tough by threatening or committing a violent act? Some say it's dangerous not to.

What is America's Story for the 21st Century?

John Milewski | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
John Milewski

When we ask ourselves why we are committing military might in Libya (or Afghanistan, or Iraq), we're really asking bigger questions. What is our purpose in the world? What is the story that defines our friends and our foes?

Frog 6 Guidance for 2010-2020

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

From Virtual Secretary of Defense Purpose The purpose of this memorandum is to establish priorities for my strategic objectives through 2012 and p...

Time for Obama to Throw a Hard Left

Jim Neal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Neal

On Saturday, the president answered a question regarding Republican intransigence on ratification of the START Treaty by rambling on and never delivering a punch. "God," I thought, "is he really going to continue down this path?"

A Security Test for the GOP

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

America's military is solidly behind the new security treaty that cuts Russia's nuclear weapons. Is the Republican Party? The test comes Thursday when senators have to choose: Back the military or play politics?

Obama's Mideast Policy: An Unpromising Drive Towards a Cost-Effective Pax Americana

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

President Barack Obama is continuing to reorient U.S. foreign policy in general, and in the Middle East in particular, along the lines of the internationalist/neo-realist approach pursued in the pre-9/11 years

Partisan Obstructionism Threatens National Security

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Every day without New START in force is another day we don't know for sure what is going on with Russia's nuclear weapons. That is not good for America.

Lindsey Graham: In Today's Republican Party, Reagan Wouldn't Make It as a Republican

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today's Republican Party is not a comfortable place for many classic Republicans. This is why I don't see someone like General David Petraeus easily saddling up to the Republican Party in his post-military, post-Afghanistan Eisenhoweresque rise.

White House Correspondents Dinner: Obama Can Also Be His Own Comedian

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

Beyond all of the indulgence of VIP lists, select tables, black tie and gown, meet and greet stuff at this gathering is that there were real moments of serious policy and political discussion that were not trivial.

A Strong Majority for New START

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

It's now down to politics. The only reason to oppose the New START treaty is political gamesmanship on the eve of elections to deny the administration a victory. This would sacrifice our national security for narrow, partisan gain.

Kouchner's Lament: Misunderstanding the Net

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The internet today -- despite the occasional bouts of disinformation and invented scandal -- is far more of an effective and immediate marketplace of information than the world for which Bernard Kouchner seems to pine.

Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Serious critiques of the internal game around Obama have to be read -- because Obama is not winning. He is failing, and people need to consider why.

Cuba United Nations Vote Today: US Should Abstain

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Increasing numbers of national security leaders of the likes of Brent Scowcroft and George Shultz have said that the US embargo of Cuba makes no sense and harms American interests.

Chuck Hagel to Co-Chair Obama's Intel Advisory Board

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Chuck Hagel will soon be officially announced as the new chair of the President's Federal Intelligence Advisory Board. He represents the brand of pragmatic Republican national security decisionmaking that Obama needs to hear.

Who Is Hot And Who Was Blocked (Or Forgotten) At First White House State Dinner

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The White House released the list of those attending the State Dinner honoring India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. But it's not just India's night -- there are a lot of folks that could push other agendas in Obama Land.

Paul Wolfowitz is Wrong on ForeignPolicy.com

Sean Gilfillan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sean Gilfillan

I just finished reading Paul Wolfowitz' article on ForeignPolicy.com titled, "Think Again: Realism" and concluded that he is completely wrong.

Jimmy Carter, James Baker, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft on Israel-Palestine Conflict

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Israel, an ally of the United States, is testing Obama's strength and resolve as much as a number of American foes.

Clinton Consulted With Republicans, Neocons On Big Foreign Policy Speech

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has consulted with a surprisingly diverse ideological bunch in the course of creating the major foreign policy spee...

Al Jazeera Special Report Covers Advance of Fundamentalism in US Military

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

A report from Al Jazeera expertly covers a topic the US media has been reluctant to address: an aggressive effort to advance a heavily sectarian, supremacist form of Christianity in the United States military.

The "Just Say NO-Bama Campaign" Part 2: Diplomacy is Neither Timid Nor an Apology

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kimberly Krautter

Iranians have not asked for U.S. or other Western support other than a desire that our media continue to report their story.

The New Realism of Arms Control

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Arms control is back, big time. And it is not just liberals -- conservatives who just a few years ago condemned treaties as "the illusion of security" are now embracing agreements to reduce nuclear arms.