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December 27, 2017

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

American obituaries

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March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security: Defense Strategy and Budget Priorities for the 21st Century

Related readings: A Leaner and Meaner Defense by Gordon Adams and Matthew Leatherman Pentagon Fires at Budget Target that Can't be Hit by Peter R. Orszag A Defense Budget at the Crossroads By Jona…

August 23, 2011

Political Movements
New Tremors in Egypt-Israel Relations

The recent flare up of hostilities along the Israel-Egypt border signals a hardening of Egypt’s stance toward Israel and further difficulties for the sluggish Mideast peace process, says expert Dav…

May 26, 2010

Global
International Competitiveness and Education: A Conversation with Arne Duncan

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks about the importance of education to U.S. global competitiveness.

May 26, 2010

Global
International Competitiveness and Education: A Conversation with Arne Duncan

Recent studies have concluded that the United States continues to fall behind other countries in student achievement, particularly in the areas of math and science. Please join Secretary of Education…