"For a president who has been intent on ending two wars and getting American GIs home from both Iraq and Afghanistan, a military return to Iraq would be a bitter pill to swallow."
In Foreign Affairs, AHS speaker Colin Dueck explains why Republicans want an Anti-Interventionist, but not the Rand Paul kind:
"On the surface, it may seem that the anti-interventionist Paul has much in common with a GOP base that is increasingly wary of overseas interventions. But Paul and the Republican base have much more cause to disagree on national security than it seems at first glance."
In Foreign Policy, AHS Co-founder Dan Blumenthal and advisory board member Mike Green discuss the growing tensions between Japan and China:
"The current state of affairs increases the chance of escalation. Nobody is sleepwalking in Beijing. It seems as though Washington is."
In Foreign Affairs, AHS speaker Matthew Kroenig advises that diplomacy is not the answer to nuclear Iran:
"The United States may still have to choose between bombing Iran and allowing it to acquire a nuclear bomb. That would be an awful dilemma. But a limited bombing campaign on Iran’s nuclear facilities would certainly be preferable to any attempt to contain a nuclear-armed Iran."