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Ties That Bind U.S., Mexico

The security challenge drug cartels pose to both Mexico and the United States is deadlier than most Americans realize, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. It is time we as a country recognized our contributions to our southern neighbor's security challenges and in cooperation with Mexico jointly address them.

What It Means to Be a Representative

One of the hardest jobs of an elected representative is learning how to represent a diverse constituency. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains "What It Means To Be A Representative."

Transition Sets Stage for Entire Presidency

The transition is a delicate, even crucial, point in any administration, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. Today's transition is taking place in a particularly tough environment.

Rethinking the Important U.S.-Saudi Equation

While Saudi Arabia will remain an essential partner for the foreseeable future, the fundamentals of the U.S.-Saudia bilateral relationship require re-examination. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses forging a relationship resting on a broader, deeper, and stronger foundation.

The Political Skill We Need Most

Ordinary Americans want quick action from Washington these days. Yet in these challenging and divided times, former Congressman Lee Hamilton says, the ability to build consensus is the political skill we need most.

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.

After the Games, China Stays on World's Stage

The great questions in foreign affairs for this century will involve China, says former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Closer ties between China and the U.S. are crucial on environmental, economic, and foreign policy issues.

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.

You Might Not Miss Conference Committees, But You Should

Conference committees on Capitol Hill are vanishing, to the detriment of our democracy. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains that, "You Might Not Miss Conference Committees, But You Should"

Rebuilding Congress

This year's elections offer a chance for a fresh start for Congress, which badly needs one. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton lays out how to go about rebuilding Congress.

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