The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars
As the fight between Congress and the Administration about Iraq war funding rages, Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, and Author, The Price of Liberty: Paying for America's Wars, contends that borrowing to pay for the Iraq war and an unclear fiscal strategy for paying for a long-term war on terror threaten our financial security--and our national security. Join Ambassador Hormats for a timely discussion on the role of the government and the public in safeguarding national security against the backdrop of today's increasing deficit, political pressures, and changing economic landscape.
Sheila A. Smith argues that despite some regional concerns about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's geopolitical ambitions, his diplomatic vision to date looks more like a return to Japan's much vaunted economic diplomacy.
Sheila A. Smith says Obama's trip to Asia in April will strengthen some very important relationships and stimulate constructive attention to a diplomatic logjam between Tokyo and Seoul.
Japan's new politics challenge some basic assumptions about U.S.-Japan alliance management. CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith explores this new era of alternating parties in power and reveals the growing importance of Japan's domestic politics in shaping alliance cooperation.