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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.

Intrigue Behind Russia's Power Shift

While Americans focus on an historical presidential election this year there is an unprecedented transition of power taking place in Russia this week. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton addresses what it may mean for Russia and the Moscow-Washington relationship.

America's Defensive Strategy

What is America's role and purpose in the world? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton examines a question that cuts to the heart of what kind of country we are.

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.

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