active US foreign policy is synonymous with warmongering, and isolationism is equivalent to peace. Is America being presented with a false choice?
From the infancy of the republic, America’s engagement abroad has promoted the universal values embodied in the American dream: liberty, representative government, and economic opportunity.
to hear Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Select Committee on Intelligence, articulate a vision for America’s role in the world that reflects our nation’s deepest aspirations. If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to
and live blog and join the conversation on Twitter with #RubioAEI. Full video will be posted within 24 hours. Under Barack Obama, American influence in the Middle East has sunk to levels not seen since before World War II. From Israel to Saudi Arabia, from Egypt to the United Arab Emirates, our friends are shaking their heads, wondering why we have seemingly taken leave of our senses.
under President Obama, concluding, “The indisputable evidence demonstrates that Obama's guiding ideology is as radical in international affairs as in domestic policy. Just as he wants to ‘spread the wealth around’ domestically, so too he is at ease in ‘spreading’ U.S. power around internationally. We will pay for Obama's radicalism for years to come.”
November 19 will mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Innumerable books and articles have been written about the content, language, and rhetorical sophistication of the famous speech, but far less has been written about why Lincoln chose the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, some four and a half months after the battle itself, to deliver it.
looks back at Lincoln’s speech — rightly udged to be the greatest speech in America’s history. He writes, “America’s history had demonstrated that the “inalienable” rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness were not so ‘self-evident’ that they could not be grossly violated in practice. What a ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’ would require as it moved forward was a renewed but active commitment to the ‘proposition’ that all men were created equal.”
The perception of American military assistance in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan may pave the way for an increase in US forces stationed at Philippine posts.
With a politically turbulent Middle East, a financially teetering European Union, and an increasingly technologically competitive Asia-Pacific region, Obama and his administration will face critical foreign policy decisions in the second half of his final term. Join AEI, the New America Foundation, and the Center for a New American Security on Tuesday, November 26, for an in-depth discussion of these challenges. This event continues a unique collaboration among these institutions that began during the 2012 presidential campaign season. Past conversations covered the US role in the world, US policy in East Asia, and the US national security budget. Registration is now closed, but
on November 26 at 12:15 p.m.