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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.

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.

After the Games, China Stays on World's Stage

The great questions in foreign affairs for this century will involve China, says former Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Closer ties between China and the U.S. are crucial on environmental, economic, and foreign policy issues.

Treading Carefully in Transatlantic Relations

The transatlantic relationship requires constant attention and tending, writes former Congressman Lee Hamilton. If we have a strong partner in Europe we stand a much better chance of achieving our shared goals.

How to Mend Latin American Relations

Over the last several years, we have witnessed an erosion of U.S. influence in Latin America. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses how to re-engage the region.

Russia and Georgia

The debate over who started the war between Georgia and Russia continues, but there is no doubt that Russia finished it. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the consequences of the peace.

Challenges From Pakistan

Pakistan has become the supreme challenge for American foreign policy, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. We must state our objective in Pakistan clearly, better integrate our military and civilian efforts to build Pakistani capabilities, and increase our non-military assistance to Pakistan.

The Decision to Go to War

For the last 60 years, Congress has stood on the sidelines when the White House decides to commit US troops abroad. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains why "The Decision To Go To War" should not be left to the President alone.

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