Readers and listeners to President Obama’s speech today at the National Defense University, billed as a major address on terrorism policy, could be forgiven for thinking the speech just a re-hash of old policies.
Since his inauguration, President Obama’s gullibility about Syria’s brutal dictatorship and its ally Russia’s Middle East objectives has injured America’s stakes in the region.
If the U.S. wants to break the military stalemate in Syria, force Assad into political concessions or aid in his ouster, eliminating his air power should be the first order of business.
Pretending that Congress should avoid a domestic base closure round because we need to target overseas bases first simply ignores reality and the real money it is generating as a result of these savings.
Analyzing the patterns and nuances of the IRGC's public statements provides critical insight into the way some of Iran’s decision-makers are thinking about their security challenges and their own strategies.
Thinking strategically about the Muslim world, and Syria in particular, hasn’t been easy for Americans, but we ought to recognize that there are consequences for failing to do so.
The Pakistani Taliban's impact on elections in Pakistan has already been clearly visible. Its attacks have, intentionally or otherwise, helped amplify the voice of conservative parties that claim to seek to part Pakistan from its alliance with the U.S. and to open peace talks with the Taliban
As the controversy over climate policy has grown, it has been said that greenhouse gas (GHG) control is too hard but solar radiation management (SRM) is too easy. Join AEI for a discussion of the potential economic benefits, as well as the risks of SRM with Lee Lane, J. Eric Bickel and Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling. A reception will follow.
At this event, panelists will address pension reform challenges by presenting the results of three research papers commissioned by AEI through a generous grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation.
Mark Warshawsky, a well-known expert in retirement finance and a newly appointed commissioner, will explain the implications of a publicly funded long-term care insurance program. Then a panel will debate whether another government program the best way to ensure that families can afford to provide the necessary services for their aging loved ones.