Reassurance and Resolve in East Asia

In Project Syndicate, AHS speaker and Brookings institution fellow Michael O'Hanlon argues for a more balanced US strategy in China:

"As territorial frictions involving China and many of its neighbors persist in the East and South China Seas, the United States needs a clearer regional strategy."



Could Shooting Down Two More Plans Change the Game in Ukraine?

In Foreign Policy, AHS speaker and Duke University faculty adviser Peter Feaver discusses the White House's mismanagement of the crisis in Ukraine:

"The shoot-down of MH17 was a potential game-changer, but so far President Obama has responded with an abundance of caution, and our European allies have been even more restrained."



10 Ways the U.S. Should Respond to Russia’s Role in Plane Crash

In The Daily Signal, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano discusses the "act of barbarism" that took 298 lives on a Malaysian Airlines flight:

"Moscow must be held to account for its role in this atrocity, which further underscores that the Russian reset is dead, as well as for its actions on the ground in Ukraine."



Time for an Anwar Sadat moment in the Middle East

In The National Interest, AHS speaker Michael Rubin explains how history could be a guide to solving the conflict between Hamas and Israel:

"If to a hammer, everything looks like a nail, then to the State Department, every crisis looks like an opportunity for a diplomatic process. Sometimes, however, doing nothing can be the best strategy."



A Nuclear Deal with Iran: The Proliferation Challenge

In The National Interest, AHS speaker Matthew Kroenig discusses the risks of nuclear proliferation:

"A comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran could help solve what President Barack Obama has called 'one of the leading security challenges of our time.'"




The Shi'ites of the Middle East: An Iranian fifth column?

AHS speaker and AEI resident scholar Michael Rubin has co-authored a booklet highlighting the diversity of Shi’ite communities in the Middle East and efforts by each to resist Iranian political and religious domination:

"As sectarian violence rages in Iraq and Syria and simmers across the broader region, the role of the Middle East’s diverse Shi’ite communities has become increasingly important for regional stability."




In Tibet to Stay

In The Weekly Standard, AHS adviser Max Book discusses China's "spiffy police state":

"The Chinese have killed hundreds of thousands of Tibetans and inflicted upon them oppression that has been described as cultural genocide."



Islamic State vs. Syrian Kurds

In Commentary Magazine, AHS speaker Michael Rubin analyzes the State Department's stance on the Syrian Kurds:

"The U.S. position is both strategic and moral malpractice."





Get Tough with Tehran

 In the Brookings Institution's Iran at Saban blog, AHS speaker Michael Doran explains why the time has come to halt the American retreat from the Middle East:

"The very existence of the op-ed by Crocker, Luers, and Pickering is Exhibit "A" for the case against their own argument."



Sequestration-lite Is Slowly Undermining US Forces

In the Jewish Policy Center's inFocus Quarterly, AHS speaker Mackenzie Eaglen explains why no federal entity has been hit harder by sequestration than the U.S. military:

"Sequestration is a term only Washington could love. What it translates into are automatic budget cuts because politicians could not agree on how to make more sensible and bipartisan ones."