Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for UPI on what solutions exist for the United States to handle issues ranging from the economy to Ukraine and the war in Syria:

Two writers as different and diverse as Charles Dickens and Carl von Clausewitz set the context for American politics in the 21st century. More Americans would agree that the worst is getting the better of the best of times at home and internationally. The U.S. economy is sputtering and from Afghanistan to Ukraine chaos and violence have displaced peace and stability as the leading edge indicators.Against this rather bleak outlook, theoretically viable and even straight-forward solutions exist.

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