AEI Scholars on Foreign and Defense Policy


Ali AlfonehIran; Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps; Civil-military relations in Iran, the Middle East, and North Africa
Leon AronRussian domestic politics; Russian foreign policy; U.S.–Russian relations; Post-Soviet evolution: social, cultural, and economic aspects
Michael AuslinJapan; Asian security; U.S.–East Asian relations; U.S.–Japanese relations; Asia-Pacific multilateral organizations; Asian maritime security
Roger BateCounterfeit pharmaceuticals; performance of aid agencies and NGOs in Africa; health policy and endemic diseases (HIV/AIDS and malaria) in developing countries
John R. Bolton North Korea; Iran; Middle East and Israel; Taiwan and China; nuclear proliferation; U.S. foreign policy; international organizations and treaties including the UN and ICC; international law
Dan Blumenthal Long-term strategic issues for the Asia Pacific region; China; Taiwan; East Asia; South Asia regional issues
Mauro de Lorenzo Development aid; African domestic politics; African security issues; East and Central Africa (Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Uganda); refugee and humanitarian policy; Chinese overseas investment in Africa
Thomas Donnelly Defense issues related to Afghanistan and Pakistan; defense spending; director of AEI's Center for Defense Studies
Nicholas Eberstadt Economic development policy; Asian demographic and health issues including HIV/AIDS; North and South Korea
Jon Entine Nongovernmental organizations; sovereignty
Frederick W. Kagan Defense and military strategy in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan; security developments in Pakistan; Russian and European military history; director of AEI's Critical Threats Project
Hassan Mneimneh Jihadist organizations (al-Qaeda)
Roger F. Noriega Latin America; the Caribbean
Richard Perle Defense and national security issues in Europe; Russia; Eurasia; intelligence
Danielle Pletka

Middle East; Iran; U.S. foreign policy and regional issues

Michael Rubin Arab democracy; Iran and the Middle East; Turkey; the Kurds; Iraq; Syria; diplomatic engagement with rogue states
Gary J. Schmitt Strategic issues in China, Taiwan, and Europe; transatlantic relations; NATO; counterterrorism issues; national security and intelligence issues
Paul Wolfowitz African development issues including public -private partnerships and entrepreneurship; Indonesia; U.S. foreign policy
John Yoo International law


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Calling treason by its name: A conversation with Liam Fox

Join us at AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox sits down with Marc Thiessen to discuss and debate whether America’s intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The curmudgeon's guide to getting ahead

How can young people succeed in workplaces dominated by curmudgeons who are judging their every move? At this AEI book event, bestselling author and social scientist Charles Murray will offer indispensable advice for navigating the workplace, getting ahead, and living a fulfilling life.

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