Advice to the Next President (Fall 2008)

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Advice to the Next President About the Middle East

Kenneth W. Stein Fall 2008
Ever since President Harry S. Truman addressed a joint session of Congress on March 12, 1947, asking for $400 million in economic and military...

Letter From the Publisher: The Challenges Ahead

Matthew Brooks
The political season is in full swing. As a 501(c)3, we refrain from partisanship. But no matter who wins the White House in November,...

Don’t Lose the War in Iraq

Mona Charen Fall 2008
We are now on the cusp of emerging from our long and frustrating war in Iraq with success. That success is fragile and will...

Addressing Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Ilan Berman Fall 2008
When he takes office on January 20, 2009, the next president of the United States will have to contend with a range of pressing...

A League of Democracies Would Serve America Well

Lawrence J. Haas Fall 2008
Dear Senators Obama and McCain: One of you will take the oath of office on January 20. When you do, you will succeed a president...

Facing Down Iran

Ari Rudolph and Sarah Stern Fall 2008
Dear Mr. President, You are taking office during a perilous time. Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, acknowledged in April of this year that the Islamic Republic...

How To Handle Syria

Tony Badran Fall 2008
Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski took a hard line on Russia's recent military incursion into Georgia, advising: "Not only the West, but the...

The Pakistan Puzzle

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross Fall 2008
Upon taking office in January 2009, the next American president will face a bleak situation in Pakistan. After losing their Afghanistan sanctuary, most of...

Making Egyptian Aid Conditional

Daniel Mandel Fall 2008
Dear Mr. President, The United States has an important relationship with a foreign country that permits its territory to be used for the purpose of...

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