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Build Consensus Even When It's Hard

The only way to address the tough issues we face as a nation is to do it together, across party lines. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says that, even though politics these days makes it difficult, we have to "Build Consensus Even When It's Hard."

Keep Asia High on Foreign Policy List

Relative to its growing importance, Asia receives scant attention. This is going to have to change, writes former Congressman Lee Hamilton.

Dealing With Iran

Only direct sustained engagement alongside our European allies can lead to a peaceful resolution of the nuclear issue, says former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Today's risks of nuclear proliferation demand that we deal with the Iranian government as it is, not as we might like it to be.

Intelligence Challenges Await Obama

The importance of quality and timely intelligence cannot be overstated. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the task at hand for the intelligence community under a new administration.

So Far, So Good; but There's No Guarantee Against Attack

It is much easier to explain why something happens than to explain why something does not happen. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the absence of a terrorist attack on the U.S. homeland since 9/11.

Rethinking the Important U.S.-Saudi Equation

While Saudi Arabia will remain an essential partner for the foreseeable future, the fundamentals of the U.S.-Saudia bilateral relationship require re-examination. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses forging a relationship resting on a broader, deeper, and stronger foundation.

Many Faces of Terrorism Pose Challenge to U.S.

An effective counter-terrorism strategy must seamlessly integrate all the tools of American power into a systematic approach to meet the diversified threat of terrorism, writes former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton.

Despite Loss of credibility, U.S. Has Role to Play

The short-term objective for the United States amidst the current fighting in the Gaza Strip and Israel should be the cessation of hostilities, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. There will be no military solution to the rocket attacks or the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict, only a political one.

The Importance of Middle East Peace

For the past six decades, every U.S. president has recognized that achieving peace in the Middle East is a vital national security issue. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses reinvigorating America's efforts to achieve that goal.

Beyond a Handshake: Making Peace with Enemies

Denouncing countries and refusing to talk to them may make us feel better in the short-run—but it makes little sense in the long run, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. We should be confident in the ideals that have underpinned America's global ascent and confident that those ideals will triumph in the long-run, no matter who sits across the negotiating table.

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