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Future Challenges: A Way Forward with the International Criminal Court

by Tod Lindbergvia Analysis
Monday, June 14, 2010

Despite the concerns that critics have raised about the International Criminal Court (ICC), the long-term interest of the United States involves cooperating with it. 

Future Challenges: Obfuscation and Candor

by Benjamin Wittesvia Analysis
Monday, June 14, 2010

We have been determinedly disguising—especially from ourselves—the challenge posed by our continuing need to detain transnational terrorists. 

Future Challenges: Introduction

by Peter Berkowitzvia Analysis
Monday, June 14, 2010

Introduction to the Future Challenges essay series.

American Education in 2030: Only if Past Trends Persist Is the Future Dismal

by Paul E. Petersonvia Analysis
Saturday, May 1, 2010

Simple extrapolations of current trends suggest that public education costs will rise sharply, pupil-teacher ratios will fall, and control over the education system will shift from families and localities to higher levels of government.

Environmental and Economic Security Challenges in a Changing U.S. Maritime Arctic

by Lawson W. Brigham via Analysis
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Globalization of the Arctic and rapid climate change are presenting a host of challenges for the maritime Arctic of the United States, the key focus for this paper. New Arctic marine operations are evolving at a time when there are no mandatory or binding Arctic-specific International Maritime Organization (IMO) shipping rules and regulations. A new IMO Polar Code to be agreed upon by early 2015 will allow the United States to implement a number of key measures for protection of its Arctic coastal communities...

Domestic Security and Foreign Policy

by Mariano-Florentino Cuéllarvia Analysis
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar argues for a broader formulation of the link between domestic considerations and foreign policy, one that takes into account the effect of international developments on domestic security and the effect of domestic developments on national security.

Domestic Foundations of Foreign Policy vs. Foreign Policy Distractions from Domestic Foundations

by James D. Fearonvia Analysis
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

James Fearon agrees that domestic developments pose few near-term constraints on the president but, picking up from Cuéllar, takes issue with the framing of the question itself, arguing that those developments should not be viewed solely through a lens of foreign policy implications.

Domestic Foundations of American Foreign Policy

Domestic Law and National Security Strategy

by Abraham D. Sofaervia Analysis
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Abraham Sofaer examines domestic legal constraints, finding that US law has consistently allowed the executive “broad authority to plan for and manage the nation’s security, while preserving in Congress the power to approve, disallow, or take no action on executive initiatives.”

A Framework for Thinking about Domestic Foundations

by Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberryvia Analysis
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry provides a framework for understanding the domestic foundations of American power and its relevance to foreign policy. Strategy, he says, is the art of applying means to desired ends and a successful strategy must therefore involve a clear assessment of the domestic sources of those means.

The Opportunity Costs of Ignoring the Law of Sea Convention in the Arctic

by Vice Admiral James Houck (ret.) via Analysis
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The paper first briefly surveys the extent to which the provisions of United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) intersect with those of US interests in the Arctic. Not surprisingly, there is extensive overlap. The paper then reviews and critiques the arguments that (UNCLOS) is irrelevant or even antithetical to achieving those. interests; it then examines the case for UNCLOS, focusing on US interests on the Arctic seafloor and arguing that those interests are extensive and that accession would...

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