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Military Wreckage

July 18, 2005

Former special assistant to Ronald Reagan, Doug Bandow, explains what is wrong with GOP foreign policy.

This article appears at The American Prospect, online edition, and can be read in its entirety here.


Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. A former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan, he is a member of the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy. He is the author of several books, including most recently The Korean Conundrum: America's Troubled Relations with North and South Korea, co-authored with Ted Galen Carpenter (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

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Who's Bearing the Burden?

July 13, 2005

The all-volunteer force (AVF) is failing, explains Andrew Bacevich in an article in Commonweal magazine. The American public will soon face a fundamental choice: they can either continue to pursue a policy of militarized hegemony, or they can insulate themselves from the costs that hegemony entails. They cannot do both.

To read this article in its entirety, visit:

"Who's Bearing the Burden? Iraq and the Demise of the All-Volunteer Army."

Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of international relations at Boston University and the author of The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (Oxford, 2005).

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Ethical Realism 7.13.05

July 07, 2005

Ethical Realism: A Bi-Partisan Consensus for the 21st Century
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
12:15 pm-1:45 pm

The New America Foundation will host a discussion with Anatol Lieven, Fellow with the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, and John Hulsman, a Research Fellow at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation. The event will be moderated National Interest Executive Editor, and Nixon Center Senior Fellow, Nikolas Gvosdev.

In the Summer 2005 issue of The National Interest, Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman examine recent foreign policy adventures through the lens of realist philosophy crafted by Hans Morgenthau and Rienhold Niebuhr. These mid-20th century realists, along with their contemporary George Kennan, understood that good intentions do not absolve policy makers of the consequences of failure. How can ethical realism deal with 21st century threats? What can contemporary policy makers learn from the theorists of a bygone era? Hulsman and Lieven will explore these and other questions.

Event details:
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
12:15 pm-1:45 pm
New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC

RSVP to Jennifer Buntman at 202-986-4901 or
via e-mail to Buntman@newamerica.net

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Reconnecting to the World

July 05, 2005

Sherle Schwenninger of the World Policy Institute and the New America Foundation offers his approach to a more peaceful world.

The article can be read in its entirety here.


Sherle R. Schwenninger is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute at the New School University and director of the Global Economic Policy Program at the New America Foundation.

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