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Oct 18, 2021

The Powell Doctrine’s wisdom must live on

By Christopher Preble

Colin Powell’s criteria governing the use of force abroad aimed to ensure that war is always a last resort. US leaders shouldn't forget that as they honor his legacy.

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Oct 15, 2021

Preble on the Net Assessment podcast: Richard Haass is unhappy

By Atlantic Council

On October 15, Christopher Preble and co-hosts Melanie Marlowe (CSIS) and Zack Cooper (AEI) of the War on the Rocks Net Assessment podcast discussed the bipartisan turn away from the mostly internationalist spirit that has informed US foreign policy since the end of the Second World War. The three concluded that dissatisfaction with the current direction of […]

English Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Oct 12, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford address the specter of war over Taiwan

By Atlantic Council

On October 8, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss recent Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), Taiwan’s strategic significance to the United States, and the possibilities for […]

China Conflict

In the News

Oct 12, 2021

Ashford in Inkstick: Is Congress seeking accountability for the war in Afghanistan?

By Atlantic Council

On October 12, Emma Ashford authored an article for Inkstick Media entitled, “Is Congress seeking accountability for the war in Afghanistan?.” Ashford makes the case that the use of hearings on Afghanistan for short-term political objectives comes at the cost of Congress fulfilling its role of providing oversight of national security powers. “Whether it’s failing to ask questions […]

Afghanistan English

In the News

Oct 6, 2021

Manning in The Straits Times: New Japanese PM Kishida will continue Abe’s foreign policy

By Atlantic Council

On October 6, Robert Manning was quoted in The Straits Times in an article about how the election of a new prime minister in Japan may change the foreign policy of the country. Manning predicted that there would be no major shift in policies, saying “He will continue the assertive stance on China and support for Taiwan of his […]

China English

In the News

Oct 1, 2021

Darnal in Inkstick: Lessons from the Global War on Terror

By Atlantic Council

On October 1, Aude Darnal was quoted in the monthly edition of “Adults in a Room,” a series from Inkstick Media in collaboration with the New American Engagement Initiative. This month’s installment debated the legacy of the Global War on Terror after two decades of war in Afghanistan. “While many are asking what could have […]

Afghanistan English

In the News

Sep 29, 2021

Manning in Voice of America Korea: North Korea missile test intended to force concessions

By Atlantic Council

On September 29, Robert Manning was interviewed in VOA, providing his insights on the recent North Korean short-range ballistic missile test. Manning described the test as a typical political gambit designed to create a mini crisis, designed to force concessions from the Biden administration. More about our expert

Korea Korean

In the News

Sep 28, 2021

Manning on TRT World Now: North Korean missile test “not a coincidence”

By Atlantic Council

On September 28, Robert Manning was interviewed on TRT World about the most recent North Korean missile test. Manning described the missile test as a clear attempt to gain concessions from the Biden administration. Manning argued that North Korea is aiming to place preconditions on any dialogue with the United States. The Biden administration has […]

Indo-Pacific Korea

In the News

Sep 28, 2021

Ashford in Politico: “Americans are increasingly skeptical of ambitious, nation-building style intervention overseas”

By Atlantic Council

On September 28, Ashford was quoted in Politico’s National Security Daily newsletter. “Some of the big trends we’ve been seeing in foreign policy opinion are continuing to hold: Americans are increasingly skeptical of ambitious, nation-building style intervention overseas, and would like to see other countries step up in terms of military spending and defense contributions,” […]

Afghanistan English

In the News

Sep 27, 2021

Preble on The McGill International Review: The Limitations on the US’s Military Intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq

By Atlantic Council

On September 27, Christopher Preble joined host Joey Spada of MIR’s Review Radio to discuss the limits of US military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan. They evaluated whether the wars were a failure of execution or originated from misguided assumptions about the role of military force. More about our expert

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