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Join AEI as Lt. Gen. Thomas Trask and retired Vice Adm. Mark Fox discuss the future of Iranian power in the Middle East, the threat it poses to the US, and how Washington can respond.

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Join AEI as Gerard Robinson moderates a discussion on the state of historically black colleges and universities and what opportunities and challenges lie ahead.

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The transition from active duty to civilian life can be a difficult. A premature decision to pursue long-term disability compensation can lead many veterans into a cycle of invalidism.

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NATO is far from being “obsolete” as candidate Trump declared, but Germany and the UK are in danger of falling short of what they must do to ensure that it remains so.

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The horrific attack in Manchester which has now been claimed by ISIS is just the tip of the iceberg. Speculations that it was a lone-wolf attack are wishful at best and harmful in the long run. They feed a narrative that attacks like these in Europe and the United Stated are disconnected from the groups that enable and direct them abroad. More often than not, those so-called “lone wolves” rely on a pack of supporters and an operational network. ISIS’s networks in Europe already run deep.

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Arthur Brooks discuss the senator’s new book, “The Vanishing American Adult” (St. Martin’s Press, May 2017), and how the decline of adulthood in America threatens our democracy and our society.

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The proposal for a paid parental leave policy in the White House budget is a positive step forward to help American families balance their dual responsibilities toward work and family, but the implementation of the policy needs improvement.

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It’s time for Congress to stop providing cover for a country and government which unapologetically launches attacks in our nation’s capital. Disband the Congressional Turkey Caucus.

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President Trump released his 2018 budget proposal and there is hope tax reform will spur economic growth to three percent. Some believe this proposal is too focused on balancing the budget and deep tax cuts.

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What would it look like if budget scoring agencies were open source? AEI’s Open Source Policy Center explores this scenario. Learn more at www.ospc.org.

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Pres. Trump’s proposed 10 year budget of $3.6 trillion in spending cuts is not a conventional budget. He throws away the Washington rues. His base has the most to lose from his budget propositions, which is the irony of the issue. The question is whether they will revolt. The proposed cuts to foreign aid could weaken the US position in the world. While cuts are necessary, they should be made with a scalpel and not a hatchet. The larger issue is that the Pres. still has many appointments to make.

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It is essential that policymakers see terrorism as a black and white issue. To see it in shades of gray is to imply that some terrorism is more legitimate than others.

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The soon-to-be-released 2018 White House budget includes more than $1 trillion in cuts to major social and entitlement programs including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), agriculture subsidies, and federal student aid while calling for spending increases in infrastructure, defense, and a new paid parental leave program. AEI scholars are available to comment on the various aspects of the budget.

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Europeans are not intrinsically opposed to Trump’s idea that NATO should become more active in counterterrorism operations.

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