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Section: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (USA)

      Newsflash to the new Congress: Tiered readiness is here now
      Nov06

      Newsflash to the new Congress: Tiered readiness is here now

      The modern day version of “tiered readiness” has arrived for the U.S. military. While the news has yet to sink in the minds of Washington leaders, the state of affairs across the force speaks for itself.During the defense drawdown in the 1990s, this concept was instituted with units preparing to deploy at peak readiness while the majority of the...

      Plunging oil prices set off a global chess game
      Nov06

      Plunging oil prices set off a global chess game

      It may be hard to imagine, but other things have been going on in the world besides the election. And while I no doubt will return to the implications of Tuesday’s contests (not to mention the upcoming ones in December and January), I want to turn my attention now to another important story. First, though, I want to mention a couple of...

      Foreign policy and the new Congress
      Nov05

      Foreign policy and the new Congress

      Washington is awash with dreamers, those who consistently allow their beautiful hopes to trump history and reality. And in the world of foreign policy, those dreamers have been in overdrive. I’ve been told that the new GOP-dominated Congress is going to deep-six the Iran deal that Barack Obama desperately wants; that it’s going to arm...

      5 national security priorities for Congress
      Nov03

      5 national security priorities for Congress

      Whatever the result of Tuesday’s midterm elections, the fundamental dynamics in Washington are unlikely to change. Neither party will have 60 votes in the Senate, the House GOP will still contain divided factions and the president will surely continue to focus on solidifying his major legislative accomplishment in Obamacare. While more...

      Why China won’t condemn Russia over Crimea
      Sep29

      Why China won’t condemn Russia over Crimea

      Xi Jinping shares with Putin an ambition to recoup lost prestige and its rightful territory, which is why Beijing cannot bring itself to criticize Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, despite its longstanding admonitions about respecting state sovereignty. …read more Source: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy...

      A premature party for Poroshenko
      Sep23

      A premature party for Poroshenko

      Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s state visit to Washington today was undoubtedly planned as a celebration of his young democracy. It now looks more like a show of U.S. solidarity with a badly wounded and bleeding country whose pleas for help have been ignored by the West. …read more Source: American Enterprise Institute for...

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