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In Congress, Change Is a Constant

Congress may not seem to change much from year to year, but in fact it is an evolving institution, and not always for the better, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton.

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.

Our Future With India

America and India's shared commitment to representative government has helped lay the foundation for a transformation in bilateral relations since the Cold War's end. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses a crucial bilateral relationship in the 21st century.

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.

Without Trade, Future Would Look Bleaker

As a world leader, the U.S. should do more to facilitate the opening of world markets. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the importance of international trade.

What It Means to Be a Representative

One of the hardest jobs of an elected representative is learning how to represent a diverse constituency. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains "What It Means To Be A Representative."

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.

America and the Global Economy

America's domestic strength and dynamism is the foundation upon which its capacity to act on the world's stage rests. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses making the necessary adjustments to get the U.S. economy back on track.

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.

Leaving the Cold War Behind

Russia, though not the superpower it once was, still matters, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. Our efforts to get relations back on track must be comprehensive and coherent, guided by a clear vision of what both parties want from the U.S.-Russian relationship.

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