The recent budget paralysis in Washington underscores the profound risk of managing from crisis to crisis. But even though the shutdown and the debt-ceiling battle are barely behind us, there is another crisis in the offing: the next round of automatic budget cuts mandated under sequestration, and the devastating economic consequences they will bring.
In their latest piece for POLITICO, AEI’s
Joseph Lieberman explain: “[At Bretton Woods], as now, the strength and global presence of the American
military promised that what was agreed upon would be implemented and that the stability necessary for economic investment would be guaranteed. The enormous growth since then shows how closely American
prosperity is tied to American military strength and global leadership. All that is now at risk.”
, then visit AEI’s YouTube page for an
featuring the AIP cochairs.
writes for The Weekly Standard on the distinguishing features of President Obama's national security policy: "What is most striking about the Obama approach is its failure to understand the global nature of American power. The United
States does not really have the luxury of ‘pivoting’ away from
unpleasant but essential elements of international balance of power. . .
Obama’s attempt to 'reconceive' America’s role in the Middle East is, inevitably, a measure that will unbalance the int
ernational system." In other words, the Obama administration has unceasingly tried to turn
Pakistani Taliban commanders are continuing discussions to determine their next leader after Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a drone strike on Friday.
for Critical Threats Project (CTP) analyst
examination of the impact of Mehsud's death. What will this mean for the future of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)? Will his death sabotage peace talks between the militants and Pakistan's leaders? Who is next in line to the TTP throne? Don't forget to also subscribe to CTP's daily
for the latest roundup of news coming out of Pakistan.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the official Islamic Republic News Agency that he is not optimistic about ongoing negotiations to peacefully resolve his coun
try’s controversial nuclear program.
Whether wielding nuclear or chemical weapons, sponsoring truck bombs, or taking hostages, rogue regimes and terrorist groups continue to threaten the United States and its allies. How should America address the rogue
threat? Highlighting research from his new book, “Dancing with the Devil” (Encounter Books, February
will describe not only lessons Americans have learned from decades of engaging Iran, North Korea, the Palestine Liberation Organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Taliban, but also what rogue regimes and terrorists have concluded about dialogue with Americans. RSVP for the December 2 Bradley Lecture