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Intrigue Behind Russia's Power Shift

While Americans focus on an historical presidential election this year there is an unprecedented transition of power taking place in Russia this week. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton addresses what it may mean for Russia and the Moscow-Washington relationship.

America's Defensive Strategy

What is America's role and purpose in the world? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton examines a question that cuts to the heart of what kind of country we are.

Despite Loss of credibility, U.S. Has Role to Play

The short-term objective for the United States amidst the current fighting in the Gaza Strip and Israel should be the cessation of hostilities, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. There will be no military solution to the rocket attacks or the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only a political one.

Where Is Vision for Next Steps in Iraq?

Five years after the Iraq War's commencement, where are we? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton assesses the situation.

Beyond a Handshake: Making Peace with Enemies

Denouncing countries and refusing to talk to them may make us feel better in the short-run—but it makes little sense in the long run, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. We should be confident in the ideals that have underpinned America's global ascent and confident that those ideals will triumph in the long-run, no matter who sits across the negotiating table.

U.S. Must Proceed With Care

We arrived in Iraq carelessly; we should leave carefully. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses America's goals in Iraq and how it might achieve them.

America and the Global Economy

America's domestic strength and dynamism is the foundation upon which its capacity to act on the world's stage rests. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses making the necessary adjustments to get the U.S. economy back on track.

Dealing With Pakistan Is Risky Business

Why do U.S. security experts say Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the myriad challenges facing Pakistan and how the United States might respond to them.

Leaving the Cold War Behind

Russia, though not the superpower it once was, still matters, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. Our efforts to get relations back on track must be comprehensive and coherent, guided by a clear vision of what both parties want from the U.S.-Russian relationship.

Talk of America's Decline Is Overstated

In foreign policy, understanding how the long-term trajectory of world events and politics relates to present-day decisions is essential. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the major global trends impacting the next several decades.

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