Foreign and Defense Policy

honoring our veterans

Please join AEI for a discussion with Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) and Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) on how to craft legislation that empowers veterans in life after service.

July 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the horrific bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The desire to keep this issue alive and to eventually bring the perpetrators to justice should not be taken for granted when the next presidential election features a candidate whose fingerprints are on several attempts to obfuscate the attack’s true perpetrators.

A sign marks the U.S Treasury Department in Washington, US REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Treasury Department’s inaction not only handicaps diplomacy but also undercuts US strategy.

how America can win the tech war against china

AEI and Brookings co-hosted an event to discuss the state of US-China trade relations and the importance of technology to the dispute, to assess US strategy, and what might be expected.

US ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey (L) speaks during a ceremony for the US military to retire its ceremonial flags, signifying the end of military presence in Iraq, at the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Baghdad REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Every additional envoy or diplomat working on Syria and Iraq gives Syrian and Iraqi officials a reason for confusion or an excuse to feign confusion.

United States Capitol Building via Reuters

It is long past time for the State Department inspector general and the US Congress respectively to audit and provide oversight on the State Department’s increasingly expensive and counterproductive strategy in Somalia.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen speaks in the Los Angeles Overseas Chinese Banquet during visit in Los Angeles, California, US

The past two years have seen continued advances in US-Taiwan relations, despite fears that the Trump administration would use Taiwan as a bargaining chip in US-China relations.

What’s going on with the US-China trade war? And how is China’s manipulation of the global trading system hurting working-class Americans? Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) joins the show to discuss.

The nominee for Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, had his confirmation hearing before the Senate on Tuesday. Experts discuss his path to confirmation.

A letter condemning China’s treatment of the Uighurs shows a global divide between approaches to human rights.

Testimony: Confronting the Russian challenge

Russia poses a significant threat to the United States and its allies for which the West is not ready. The West must act urgently to meet this threat without exaggerating it.

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