On the Newsstand:national security

/ March 3, 2014 8:18 pm

Ukraine’s Geopolitical Crisis

In light of Putin’s aggression, the question remains whether President Obama’s foreign policy deals effectively with crises like Ukraine or not.

/ December 10, 2013 11:56 am

National Health, National Security

What the shutdown revealed about our public health priorities.

/ August 11, 2013 1:32 pm

The NSA Leaks: A Summary

What did Edward Snowden's leaks teach us, and what do they mean?

/ June 22, 2013 2:38 pm

The People Deserve to Know

The recent IRS scandal should inform our opinions on the NSA surveillance programs.

/ June 22, 2013 2:38 pm

Edward Snowden Is Not Julian Assange

The American public should distinguish between the actions of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.

/ June 22, 2013 2:37 pm

Shadows of Doubt: The Illuminati and the NSA

Are far-fetched conspiracy theories so crazy anymore?

, , and / June 22, 2013 2:36 pm

NSA Controversy: A Debate of Trade-offs

HPR writers share their thoughts on the recent controversy surrounding Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks.

/ April 15, 2013 11:39 am

Senator Richard Lugar

The former senator from Indiana considers his legacy, weighs the greatest U.S. national security threat, and diagnoses the GOP.

/ February 19, 2013 2:15 pm

Camelot 2.0? Kennedy and Obama’s State of the Union Addresses

Barack Obama echoes John F. Kennedy in his State of the Union address, but he resides in quite a different political time.

/ January 28, 2013 2:40 am

In Defense of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Ross Svenson responds to criticism of the depiction of torture in Kathryn Bigelow's latest film.

/ April 1, 2012 11:11 pm

Humanitarian Assistance: A Pragmatic Choice

Drought in the Horn of Africa

/ February 11, 2012 7:48 pm

Known and Unknown: A Memoir

The title of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s memoirs–Known and Unknown–is appropriate of almost any position that requires making decisions based on predictions. In national security matters, especially during war-time as in Afghanistan and Iraq, there will be good intelligence and bad intelligence, and Clausewitz’s concept of ‘fog of war‘ can confuse even the most prescient of individuals. Rumsfeld’s memoir presents a well-researched defense of his decisions in the midst of that fog.

and / December 7, 2011 10:07 pm

The New Imperial Presidency

The power of the Oval Office continues to grow.

/ November 11, 2011 9:04 pm

Ambassador Tim Roemer

Former ambassador to India, US Representative from Indiana on democracy in India

/ July 6, 2010 12:07 am

Quasi-Weighing in: Green Tech and Foreign Oil Dependence

Earlier this week, Jeff Kalmus responded to Will Rafey’s post “China in the Lead,” in which Rafey argues that China is poised to overtake the U.S. and “seize control of the emerging clean energy economy” (Max Novendstern weighs in here and Rafey responds here). Jeff weighs in to argue that it doesn’t particularly matter if China innovates more rapidly than ... Read More

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