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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.

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.

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."

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.

Are the People Prepared for Their Responsibilities?

This being an election year, the presidential candidates are getting much scrutiny. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says there's an equally important question we need to be asking: "Are the people prepared for their responsibilities?"

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.

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.

Congress, Too, Can Set the Agenda

It is time for Congress to start learning to re-assert itself as a policy-making branch of government. Former congressman Lee Hamilton suggests that with a new president due to take office soon, "Congress, Too, Can Set the Agenda."

Why Ethics Should Matter to Congress

Polling shows that Americans care a great deal about the honesty of their representatives in Congress. Yet Congress allowed its ethics system to break down, and is only now starting to rebuild it.

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.

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