Dennis Ross writes in The Hill: “Trump’s Aversion to Alliances Is Making the World A More Dangerous Place”

“Donald Trump does not like alliances. Inevitably, they require obligation and commitments and don’t fit his idea of narrow transactions that serve our interests temporarily. Like Sen. William Borah (R-Idaho) and the ‘belligerent isolationists’ of the 1920s and 1930s, President Trump sees no need for allies and does not want …

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Dan Shapiro quoted in The Washington Post article, “Israelis See Trump’s Syria Pullout as A Betrayal That Could Help Unravel the Region”

“’He ran his campaign as a man in another league who had mastered the delicate diplomacy of this moment,’ said Dan Shapiro, former U.S. ambassador to Israel and research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. ‘This definitely weakens the argument.’ “Israel would have objected to …

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Michèle Flournoy delivers Drell Lecture at Stanford University: “U.S. National Security in an Era of Great Power Competition and Technological Disruption”

“The world is experiencing an unprecedented period of geopolitical change and technological disruption. How should we rethink U.S. national security and defense in an era of intensifying great power competition? What principles should guide US policy and presidents in the future?” Watch the full lecture here: Full Lecture

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