Crimea has made manifestly clear how important Europe and NATO remain to global security. The continual weakening of the U.S. and European military posture provided an opportunity for aggressive opportunism when the chance presented itself.
Whatever one thinks U.S. Syria policy should be (aid the opposition or stay away, strike the Assad regime for its use of chemical weapons or not), there is no dispute that the Security Council has essentially been a bystander. There is a reason for this outcome. The council has always been merely a reflection of the larger world.
Japan celebrates its winning bid to host the 2020 summer games. Part of the inthusiasm is linked to nostalgia for when Japan held the 1964 Olympics. Many in Japan hope the 2020 games, just like the 1964 games, will herald a new era with Japan as a leader in Asia.
Join AEI and the Center for American Progress for a joint event featuring Dr. Rajiv Shah, the administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), with a conversation on the role of international development and the reforms needed to achieve results.
Join a diverse group of panelists — including sociologists, education experts, and students — for a discussion of how public policy and culture can help families lay a firmer foundation for their children’s educational success, and of how the effects of paternal involvement vary by socioeconomic background.
This event will coincide with the release of a new report by AEI’s Mary Habeck, which analyzes why current national security policy is failing to stop the advancement of al Qaeda and its affiliates and what the US can do to develop a successful strategy to defeat this enemy.
During this event, experts with many different views on the ACA will offer their predictions for the future.