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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.
While there are legitimate concerns about ensuring the long-term viability of vital American industries, blanket exclusion of sovereign wealth funds is not the way to address them, writes former Congressman Lee Hamilton.
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.
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.
Polls show enormous disillusionment with our government and how it operates. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says the answer is not wholesale change.
Just because we're in a recession, it doesn't mean that special interests have cut back on trying to woo Washington lawmakers. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says, "Even in an Economic Crisis, Follow the Money."
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."
Why do U.S. security experts say Pakistan is the most dangerous country in the world? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the myriad challenges facing Pakistan and how the United States might respond to them.
The security challenge drug cartels pose to both Mexico and the United States is deadlier than most Americans realize, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. It is time we as a country recognized our contributions to our southern neighbor's security challenges and in cooperation with Mexico jointly address them.
Ordinary Americans want quick action from Washington these days. Yet in these challenging and divided times, former Congressman Lee Hamilton says, the ability to build consensus is the political skill we need most.