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Hasty Plans a Bigger Threat Than N. Korea

June 28, 2006

Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute and a founding member of the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, warns against an attack on North Korea.

The article originally appeared on June 28, 2006, and is available in its entirety online:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/430455p-362903c.html


Ted Galen Carpenter is the vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute and a founding member of the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy. He is the co-author, with Doug Bandow, of The Korean Conundrum: America's Troubled Relations with North and South Korea (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

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Divided and Conquered

June 26, 2006

American Conservative editor Scott McConnell reports on his travels in the Middle East. The picture isn't a pretty one.

The article appears in the July 3, 2006 issue of The American Conservative, and is available in its entirety here:

http://www.amconmag.com/2006/2006_07_03/cover.html


Scott McConnell is the editor of The American Conservative and a founding member of the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy.

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The Two Fukuyamas

Anatol Lieven, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and a member of the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, reviews Francis Fukuyama's recent work.

The review appears in the Summer 2006 issue of The National Interest, and is available in its entirety online.


Anatol Lieven is a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. His last book was America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism (2004). He is the co-author, with John Hulsman, of the forthcoming Ethical Realism and American Foreign Policy (Random House).

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Right Against War with Iran 06.21.06

June 14, 2006

The Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy Presents:

Right Against War with Iran

The speakers included:

Ivan Eland (Independent Institute)

"The United States Might Have to Accept a Nuclear Iran."


Philip Giraldi (former CIA officer, partner in Cannistraro Associates):

"Iran: Same Bad Intelligence, Same Catastrophic Results"


Doug Bandow (Liberty Coalition):

"Another War: Another Attack on Civil Liberties"


Chuck Pena (Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy):

"Refocusing the War on Terrorism"

For more information, contact Michael D. Ostrolenk, Policy Fellow, Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy at 301-717-0599, or michaeldostrolenk@gmail.com.


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Winning the Un-War 06.14.06

June 13, 2006

Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy senior fellow Charles Pena discussed his new book, Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism at the New American Foundation on Wednesday, June 14.

In Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism, Charles Pena explores the many missteps in the Bush administration's "global war on terror." Trying to eradicate terrorism is a quixotic quest that does not focus on those responsible for 9/11. Instead, the national security strategy should consist of three central elements: establishing homeland security against further attacks; dismantling the al Qaeda terrorist network; and enacting a foreign policy that does not attract new al Qaeda terrorists.

This approach requires restructuring U.S. forces and ending Cold War era commitments that distract from the current, pressing threat. It also requires ameliorating the negative consequences of an interventionist U.S. foreign policy, which creates incentives and opportunities for terrorists to target the United States.

If we misdiagnose al Qaeda's motivations or focus military efforts on the wrong targets, then we run the risk that the war against the al Qaeda terrorist threat (and the radical Islamic ideology it represents) will become a broader war against the Islamic world that could last generations and cost countless lives.


Location: New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC

Featuring: Charles Pena
Author, Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism; Senior Fellow, Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy; and Terrorism Analyst, MSNBC


Comments by: Peter Bergen
Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation; Terrorism Analyst, CNN; and Author, The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of Al Qaeda's Leader


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Christopher Preble
Executive Director, Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy and
Director of Foreign Policy Studies, The Cato Institute


Moderated by: Jerry Irvine
Director of Communications, New America Foundation

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Prophets in Their Own Land

June 12, 2006

The controversy over John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt's article "The Israel Lobby" reveals much about the sorry state of political discourse in America today, as Texas A&M's Michael C. Desch shows.

The article was first published in The American Conservative (June 19, 2006) and is available in its entirety here:

http://www.amconmag.com/2006/2006_06_19/article1.html


Michael C. Desch is Professor and Robert M. Gates Chair in Intelligence and National Security Decision-making at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.

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Iran: Gulf War III?

June 01, 2006

Writing in The American Conservative Coalition Senior Fellow Charles Pena explains that an attack on Iran would mean steep costs and uncertain victory.

The article appears in the June 5, 2006 issue of the American Conservative, and is available in its entirety here:

http://www.amconmag.com/2006/2006_06_05/feature.html


Charles V. Pena is a senior fellow with the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, senior fellow with George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute, adviser on the Straus Military Reform Project, MSNBC analyst, and author of Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism.

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