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This book is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2012 Aspen Strategy Group Summer Workshop, a bipartisan meeting of top national security experts. The papers evaluate the various drivers and outcomes of the Arab revolutions, all of which continue to bear an ever-greater influence on the formulation of American strategy in the Middle East. Authors examine the critical period of transition in Egypt, escalating violence and options of intervention in Syria, the threats associated with a nuclear Iran, balancing an effective strategy of immediate economic assistance and long-term investment in the region, and the Obama administration's successes and failures during the overall process of democratization.
Contributors include: Graham Allison (Harvard University), Melissa Dalton (Center for a New American Security), Kito de Boer (McKinsey & Company), Peter Feaver (Duke University), Michèle Flournoy (The Boston Consulting Group), Richard Haass (Council on Foreign Relations), Stephen Hadley (RiceHadleyGates LLC), David Ignatius (The Washington Post), Martin Indyk (The Brookings Institution), Colin Kahl (Georgetown University), and Tarek Masoud (Harvard University).
Compiled and edited by Director Nicholas Burns and Deputy Director Jonathon Price, this paperback book is available for purchase through the Aspen Institute bookstore (click "Add to cart" button below) and the Brookings Institution Press.
This book is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2011 Aspen Strategy Group summer workshop, a bipartisan meeting of top national security experts. The papers examine the complexities of the emerging cyber threat, as well as the possibilities - and inherent challenges - of crafting effective domestic and international cyber policy. Authors explore topics such as the economic impact of cybercrime, cyber as a new dimension of warfare, the revolutionary potential of Internet freedom, and the future realities the United States will face in the new age of heightened Internet connectivity. Compiled and edited by Director Nicholas Burns and Deputy Director Jonathon Price, this paperback book is available through the Aspen Institute bookstore and Brookings Press.
American Interests in South Asia: Building a Grand Strategy in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, is the latest in a series of policy books stemming from the Aspen Strategy Group's annual summer workshop. The book contains a collection of commissioned papers that provide an intensive exploration of the interconnected national security challenges posed by the events in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Chapters focus on the lessons from history and balance of power in the region, the current strategy in Afghanistan, the effect of American foreign assistance and private sector development, and the implications for the United States of India-Pakistan relations Together, these chapters seek to further collective understanding of the current issues facing the region and help policymakers find a way to cope with what has become one of America's most pressing security problems. The papers commissioned for the conference are now available in paperback compiled by Director Nicholas Burns and Deputy Director Jonathon Price. It is available through the Aspen Institute bookstore and Brookings Press.
With the generous support of the Gates Foundation, the Markle Foundation, and many others, the ASG devoted its annual summer conference to discussing the foreign policy and national security implications of a deep financial turmoil. During its sessions, the ASG explored the strategic consequences of the global economic crisis, and considered how dramatically changing economic and financial foundations might impact the foreign policy agenda of both the United States and other countries on the international scene. The papers commissioned for the conference are now available in paperback compiled by Director Nicholas Burns and Associate Director Jonathon Price. It is available through the Aspen Institute bookstore and Brookings Press.
This book is a collection of papers prepared for the 2008 summer Aspen Strategy Group conference on The Instruments & Institutions of American Purpose. These chapters represent a thorough accounting of the capabilities and limitations of the key organizations—diplomatic, military, financial, and intelligence—that American policymakers rely upon to address global challenges.
This report reveals the contours and complications of American grand strategy in the Middle East.