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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Monday, October 27, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
State income taxes and the Supreme Court: Maryland Comptroller v. Wynne

Please join AEI for a panel discussion exploring these and other questions about this crucial case.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
For richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America

Join Lerman, Wilcox, and a group of distinguished scholars and commentators for the release of Lerman and Wilcox’s report, which examines the relationships among and policy implications of marriage, family structure, and economic success in America.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The 7 deadly virtues: 18 conservative writers on why the virtuous life is funny as hell

Please join AEI for a book forum moderated by Last and featuring five of these leading conservative voices. By the time the forum is over, attendees may be on their way to discovering an entirely different — and better — moral universe.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A nuclear deal with Iran? Weighing the possibilities

Join us, as experts discuss their predictions for whether the United States will strike a nuclear deal with Iran ahead of the November 24 deadline, and the repercussions of the possible outcomes.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
The forgotten depression — 1921: The crash that cured itself

Please join Author James Grant and AEI senior economists for a discussion about Grant's book, "The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself" (Simon & Schuster, 2014).

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