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Values and U.S. Foreign Policy

A common debate in American foreign policy focuses on the roles that values and interests should play in the formulation of our international agenda. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton writes that to fully protect our broader interests, we should adhere to our moral values.

How to Understand Congress

Watching Congress can be frustrating for many Americans, who wonder why it takes so long to resolve things. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says that you have to know how to understand Congress.

A Disastrous Budget Process

The small bits of progress that Congress is making in putting together a budget are taking place against a depressing backdrop. Congress no longer seems to know how to put a budget together, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton.

Many Faces of Terrorism Pose Challenge to U.S.

An effective counter-terrorism strategy must seamlessly integrate all the tools of American power into a systematic approach to meet the diversified threat of terrorism, writes former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton.

Effective Oversight Requires An Effective Press

With Congress and the White House in the hands of the same party, this is a distressing time to see massive cutbacks at news organizations. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains that this is because "Effective Oversight Requires An Effective Press."

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.

Intelligence Challenges Await Obama

The importance of quality and timely intelligence cannot be overstated. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the task at hand for the intelligence community under a new administration.

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.

A Choice for North Korea

How should the U.S. respond to North Korea's recent provocations? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton addresses the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Keeping Reins on Foreign Investments

While there are legitimate concerns about ensuring the long-term viability of vital American industries, blanket exclusion of sovereign wealth funds is not the way to address them, writes former Congressman Lee Hamilton.

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