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New document is a bold call to action


Last week, two members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff released a document that has not received much national attention but has the potential to be crucial in shaping the future of the United States. Released under the pseudonym “Mr. Y” — an allusion to “Mr. X’s” 1947 article that shaped America’s strategy of containment […]

Congress cannot afford to turn back on Chinese


This week’s news cycle has been dominated by Chinese Premier Hu Jintao’s four-day visit to the United States. During his visit, Hu has held a series of meetings with President Barack Obama and other high-level policymakers, corporate titans and diplomats. The visit’s climax came Wednesday night, when Obama hosted an official state dinner highlighted by […]

Bush’s book has creative perspective


Presidential memoirs are regarded as a premier source of insight into the inner workings of government, and former President George W. Bush’s new book, Decision Points, effectively provides that insight. The book describes relationships between members of the administration, gives the President’s take on a number of important issues and illuminates the way our former […]