Obama Makes Clear: No Foreign-Policy Recalibration Coming

In Commentary Magazine, AHS adviser Max Boot discusses President Obama's recent State of the Union address:

"Listening to President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address, I was more struck by what was missing rather than by what was included."



The Pundits Are Dead Wrong: SOTU Still Matters

In the National Interest, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano explains why the State of the Union address is as relevant as ever:

"This speech made history. No State of the Union address in the modern era makes the case more that America stands as strong and resilient as ever." 



Where You Can Learn About the (True) State of the Union on National Security

In The Daily Signal, AHS speaker James Jay Carafano suggests an alternate resource for serious analysis and sober assessment of the threats and opportunities awaiting our nation:

"If you want an accurate description of the state of our nation’s security, there is an information source that is remarkably free of political or ideological bias: the National Defense Panel (NDP)."



7 ways Turkey was the biggest terrorism hypocrite in Paris

In AEI Ideas, AHS speaker Michael Rubin discusses why Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is increasingly becoming Qadhafi 2.0:

"When it comes to ego, the air of mental instability, and apologies for and hypocrisies of terrorism, however, Erdoğan increasingly is Qadhafi 2.0." 



Welcome to China and America's Nuclear Nightmare

In the National Interest, AHS speaker Elbridge Colby warns that nuclear weapons will come to loom larger than they have since the Cold War over U.S. and Chinese military planning:

"Anxiety about the relative military balance between the United States and China is building among the defense officials charged with monitoring it. As a result, the United States is beginning to mount an effort to respond to China’s growing capabilities."  



Why We Like Ike

In the National Interest, AHS speaker Colin Dueck explains why Eisenhower knew, instinctively and by experience, what makes a successful foreign policy:

"Good foreign-policy outcomes are more likely when the president oversees a coherent national-security strategy, where ends are aligned with means, words are aligned with actions, and regional responses are aligned with one another according to a worthwhile overall purpose."


Cuba, Iran–and Where Engagement Falls Short

In the Wall Street Journal, AHS speaker Michael Singh discusses why diplomatic isolation does not have a stellar track record of influencing truculent regimes:

"Even if one believes that efforts to isolate Cuba diplomatically and economically were unsuccessful, it does not follow that reversing those policies will be successful, any more than total withdrawal from Iraq was the sensible policy in 2011, whatever one’s opinion of the decision to go to war in 2003."