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R.I.P Isolationism

by Michelle Diggles, Ph. D, Ben Freeman, Ph.D The foreign policy spat between Rick Perry and Rand Paul proves isolationism is truly dead. More ►

A Blank Slate, Not a Blank Check

Square_thumb by Mieke Eoyang In the days following the 9/11 attacks, Congress voted overwhelmingly to give the president broad authority to use force against those who had attacked us. But after bin Laden’s death and with the war in Afghanistan drawing to a close, the time has come to revisit and reform the Authorization for the Use of Military Force. More ►

Keep Your Friends Close, But Keep Russia Closer

by Aki Peritz, Faris Alikhan As Russia’s stock market continues to plummet, so too has it's stock among the American people. Though some in Congress are attempting to capitalize on this discontent, we make the case in this piece that slashing military ties with Russia is ultimately counterproductive in the long term. More ►


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Program Staff

Mieke Eoyang

Director of the National Security Program


Ben Freeman, Ph.D

Senior Policy Advisor, National Security Program


Faris Alikhan

Fellow, National Security Program