In the Washington Post, AHS speaker and Georgetown Professor Robert Lieber questions whether polarization in domestic politics affects foreign policy:
"With the passage of time, and especially if results fall short of initial expectations, party differences over foreign policy tend to widen, both because of disagreements over the issues at stake and as a result of elite leadership. In today’s polarized climate, politics can be delayed at the water’s edge, but it certainly doesn’t stop for long."
In the Winter 2014 issue of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's journal Orbis, founder of the AHS Georgetown Chapter Gabriel M. Scheinmann warns us why allies are incapable of replacing American military leadership:
"Even if Europe somehow solved its capabilities deficit and overcame its fundamentals problem, European states lack the political will necessary to pool their resources and integrate their forces to act collectively and independently from the United States."