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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Warfare beneath the waves: The undersea domain in Asia

We welcome you to join us for a panel discussion of the undersea military competition occurring in Asia and what it means for the United States and its allies.

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AEI Election Watch 2014: What will happen and why it matters

AEI’s Election Watch is back! Please join us for two sessions of the longest-running election program in Washington, DC. 

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What now for the Common Core?

We welcome you to join us at AEI for a discussion of what’s next for the Common Core.

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Brazil’s presidential election: Real challenges, real choices

Please join AEI for a discussion examining each candidate’s platform and prospects for victory and the impact that a possible shift toward free-market policies in Brazil might have on South America as a whole.

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