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Infographic: U.S. Military Spending Versus Foreign Aid

July 30, 2012


 Good media platform published this infographic that portrays U.S. spending on defense and development aide in comparison to other countries. Data is from 2010 and before the recent publication of the new Defense Strategic Guidance and new budget priorities. Development assistance spending and military spending appear to promote two contradictory sets of values: one that builds and one that […]

Think Again: Failed States – By James Traub | Foreign Policy

July 5, 2011


Think Again: Failed States – By James Traub | Foreign Policy.

Capabilities, not clothes

June 20, 2011


Capabilities, not clothes Distinctions between military and civil services are unnecessary BY CMDR. MICHAEL HALLETT via AFJ, June 2011 Talk about the whole-of-government or comprehensive approach to complex operations such as post-conflict reconstruction often emphasizes that lasting success requires capabilities beyond those provided by the military. Indeed, a comprehensive approach is based on not only […] Kosovo

April 14, 2011


Kosovo’s success as an independent, multiethnic, and democratic state is critical to security and stability in the Balkans, a region whose peaceful development is vital to the United States’ broader strategic goal of building a Europe whole, free, and at peace. With this in mind, five priorities guide U.S. assistance: building the institutions of Kosovo’s […]


April 5, 2011


The Best Books on Kosovo

Fiscal Jeopardy: The strategic risks of U.S. debt and how to avoid them

March 14, 2011


Excerpt from Armed Forces Journal “Perhaps the most underappreciated effect of diminished fiscal space is a reduced capacity for response to future unknowns. The extension of federal government resources to underwrite risk in wider areas of the U.S. economy signals the possibility for greater commitments in the future and further limits response capacity. The magnitude […]