Ebola Quarantines and State Powers

In the Washington Post, AHS speaker Eugene Kontorovich discusses recent constitutional challenges to the Ebola quarantine measures:

"The issue is not that state quarantine rules are tougher than the CDC suggests – federal law explicitly allows states to be tougher in this regard. Rather, it is that the quarantine of health care workers returning from West Africa conflicts with the Obama Administration’s policy of not discouraging them from going to the hot zone, as evidenced by the decision to not bar air traffic from the area."

   

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Russia Taking Jabs at Sweden

In CNN Opinion, AHS speaker Gary Schmitt discusses Sweden's chase for what is widely suspected to be a submerged Russian submarine operating within its territorial waters:

"With a plan under way to modernize Russia's military over the next decade, Moscow has increasingly been willing to flex its armed muscle not only in Ukraine, but against other neighbors as well." 

   

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Asia Emerges as Center of Gravity in the International System

In The American, AHS speaker Aaron Friedberg discusses why Asia is one region of the world where conflicts among major powers remain plausible and may even be probable:

"Enhanced cooperation in some relationships is being accompanied by intensified military competition in others. Although it has taken time for U.S. officials to acknowledge the obvious, Beijing and Washington have been competing for the better part of two decades."

   

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Countering Violent Extremism Needs Local Focus

In Arc of the Universe, AHS speaker Jennifer Bryson explains why engaging young people who begin to be disruptive in a local community is no easy task:

"Violent extremism comes in many forms. This need for encouraging and assisting local community engagement applies to various types of movements. Overall more effort, resources, and research need to go into finding ways for local communities to be the deadened, not the starting point, on the (hopefully only would-be) road to violent extremism."

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Chinese Hacking Is Eroding U.S. Military Superiority

In Real Clear Defense, AHS speaker Mackenzie Eaglen explains why countering Chinese cyber espionage must be a top priority for the United States:

"As the Chinese continue their military modernization while undermining America’s, Pentagon officials have increasingly sounded the alarm that U.S. military technological superiority is at risk."

   

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Why Containment Is a Myth

In Defense One, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano explains why containment has become the easy button for many who want to deal with Washington’s most pressing national security challenges:

"If ISIS were stopped in Iraq, defeated and driven back across the border into Syria, a version of containment might—at that point—make sense. Having been reduced to a lesser threat, ISIS then could be confined to a small geographical war zone where they would spend most of their time fighting for survival."

   

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Shadow Government The U.S. Needs a New Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016 (Part Four)

In Foreign Policy, AHS speaker William Inboden looks forward and offer principles for action that can reverse the decline of American power and influence in the world:

"The United States must reengage as a world leader and embrace the principles of strength and deterrence, and the values of stability and liberty. We must face the world as it is and not as we would wish it would be. We must be careful not to rise in anger but be absolutely resolute in seeing a chosen fight to a successful end."

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