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U.S. Must Proceed With Care

We arrived in Iraq carelessly; we should leave carefully. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses America's goals in Iraq and how it might achieve them.

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.

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.

Keeping Reins on Foreign Investments

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.

Even in an Economic Crisis, Follow the Money

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."

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.

To Govern Well, Return to the Basics

Polls show enormous disillusionment with our government and how it operates. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says the answer is not wholesale change.

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