U.S. National Security News

Robin Wright

Critical Next Ten Days in Libya

Aug 29, 2011
Robin Wrights discusses the fall of Gaddafi on ABC's This Week and MSNBC's Martin Bashir.
Jane Harman

Libya Still an Uncertain Success

Aug 25, 2011
The U.S. has limited resources to act on protest movements around the Middle East and despite an apparent success in Libya, coercive sanctions may have been a better precedent to set for countries that are not a direct threat to U.S. strategic interests, says Jane Harman on Fox News.

U.S. Immigration Policy since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate Over Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Aug 24, 2011
In a new MPI report, Marc Rosenblum examines the political landscape that emerged after 9/11, detailing legislative actions that resulted in new enforcement mandates and failed efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
Aaron David Miller

Obama Administration Tells Syrian President to Step Down

Aug 18, 2011
The U.S. has finally reconciled its policy between Syria and Libya, says Aaron David Miller, but this does not mark the end of the Assad regime.

National Security Is First Topic Explored in the New Series, "The National Conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center"

Apr 08, 2011
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars introduced its new initiative, The National Conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center, with a discussion of the need for a national security narrative. Hosted by Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman, and moderated by award-winning columnist and author Thomas Friedman, this inaugural event was based on a white paper written by two active military officers.

"The National Conversation" Debuts at the Woodrow Wilson Center

Apr 04, 2011
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has announced a new initiative launching April 8, 2011: The National Conversation at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The National Conversation will examine overarching themes of U.S. international and domestic policy, drawing on high-profile guests and experts from all sides of the political sphere to provide thoughtful, intelligent explorations of challenging issues with the goal of informing the national public policy debate.From uprisings in the Arab world to troubled economies around the globe, challenges to America's role in the global community have seldom been greater or more complex. And with economic woes at home and our military capacity stretched thin through involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, many are left wondering about our ability to respond and adapt to a rapidly changing world. At a time when national unity around a shared vision is lacking, there is a growing belief that a new national security narrative must emerge that defines the role of the U.S. in global affairs for a new century. But can we achieve such a national consensus in this era of hyper-partisanship? A possible answer comes in the form of an anonymous "white paper." Two U.S. military officers have written an essay describing a vision for the missing narrative under the authorship of "Mr. Y," which will help frame the debate at tomorrow's panel discussion. Download "A National Strategic Narrative," By Mr. Y (pdf)

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