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Standing Up for Liberal Democracy in the World

We believe in a “progressive internationalism” that unflinchingly confronts new threats to our national security but also embraces our historic role as an advocate of liberal democracy. We believe in a muscular foreign policy that is tough but pragmatic.

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Don’t Listen to the Polls: Why Obama Has More Room for Foreign Activism Than Polls Suggest

It’s become a truism that Americans have turned so far inward that they will not tolerate national security initiatives that carry a risk of major costs…

China’s Growing Naval Power

Read the entire memo It’s clear that China’s Navy is growing in size and quality. Not only does China have the largest navy in East…

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The Hill: Leading out front

President Obama’s forceful speech to the United Nations last week appeared to mark a sharp—and welcome—turn in his thinking about Islamist terrorism and the wisdom…

POLITICO: Can Hillary Fix Obama’s Mess?

On Barack Obama’s watch, Democrats have defined their international outlook largely in reactive and negative terms. The president has focused on fixing his predecessor’s mistakes,…

Time: Obama Can Ignore Public Opinion on Foreign Policy

National security works differently than domestic issues, and actually leaves the White House broad latitude to act and lead abroad–as long as its efforts produce…

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Five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism

Yesterday’s airstrikes on Islamic State and other terrorist targets in Syria yield five important lessons about America’s long war against Islamist extremism: First, Syria has…

Despots Mourn Chávez

Sean Penn lamented that he “lost a friend” when Venezuelan caudillo Hugo Chávez died yesterday. Sean, you’re not alone: So did the world’s dictators. Hugo…

Can Unions Open Burma?

PPI Special Report The following is a guest column from PPI friend and sometime contributor Earl Brown, Labor and Employment Law Counsel for the American…

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