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Treading Carefully in Transatlantic Relations

The transatlantic relationship requires constant attention and tending, writes former Congressman Lee Hamilton. If we have a strong partner in Europe we stand a much better chance of achieving our shared goals.

Russia and Georgia

The debate over who started the war between Georgia and Russia continues, but there is no doubt that Russia finished it. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the consequences of the peace.

How to Mend Latin American Relations

Over the last several years, we have witnessed an erosion of U.S. influence in Latin America. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses how to re-engage the region.

The Decision to Go to War

For the last 60 years, Congress has stood on the sidelines when the White House decides to commit US troops abroad. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains why "The Decision To Go To War" should not be left to the President alone.

Challenges From Pakistan

Pakistan has become the supreme challenge for American foreign policy, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. We must state our objective in Pakistan clearly, better integrate our military and civilian efforts to build Pakistani capabilities, and increase our non-military assistance to Pakistan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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