The phrase “the common good” and its importance in our history has always impressed me. I’ve been wondering about the history of the idea: where it comes from, what it means and the impact it has. The concept goes back a long way.
Our national security experts confront many threats to order and stability in the world. In this column, I touch on a few of the most urgent of them.
We see a new tone in diplomatic affairs between the United States and China, a real change in how both sides view the relationship. Top officials now talk openly about competition – much more so than a few years ago.
The relationship between the United States and China is the most important bilateral relationship in the world. When it goes smoothly, global tensions are low. When the relationship hits the rocks, tensions rise, not only between the U.S. and China but throughout the world.
The basic premise of American global policy, at least since the end of World War II, has been that we should work to build a peaceful international order, conducive to democratic expansion and multilateral cooperation. We believed our security needs were best met through a rules-based order based on shared principles, including respect for national… Read more »
Without a doubt, America’s global image has diminished in recent years. We once were preeminent as an international leader, but those days are no more. While the presidency of Donald Trump brought U.S. prestige to a low point, there are things we can do to restore our global leadership.
The Hamilton Lugar School is one of a select number of institutions with the privilege to host fellows from the US Army War College Program, which helps Army leaders sharpen their skills and broaden their outlook as strategic thinkers. Recently, HLS welcomed its newest fellow, Colonel (COL) Steve Lacy, who will take classes, perform research,… Read more »
Americans often disagree, sometimes forcefully, about what our role in the world should be. From my perspective there is a lot more consensus on the topic than initially meets the eye.
The Hamilton Lugar School hosted the launch of an expert toolkit to advance women’s land and property rights as part of a global effort to connect international human rights mechanisms to advocates working at the local level. Co-hosted by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), the HLS Tobias Center, and the… Read more »
The military coup that has ended Myanmar’s civilian government and brought military chief Min Aung Hlaing to power is a dangerous and anti-democratic move that is very worrying to those concerned with human rights, civil rights, and the development of democracy.