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Letter | March 16, 2020
Our National Security Challenge: An Open Letter to Democrats
No political party deserves to gain or hold power if it can not provide basic security. That's why a group of Democratic thinkers and policymakers has addressed an Open Letter to the party. They challenge Democrats to make winning the war against jihadist extremism the party's first priority.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 25, 2020
Closing the National Security Gap
By Will Marshall
Kerry can unite his party's hawks and doves, and establish a U.S. foreign policy based on the tough-minded internationalism of Truman and Kennedy, updated for the post-Cold War world.


PPI | Front & Center | March 9, 2020
Let's Get Serious About Democracy in the Greater Middle East
By Ronald D. Asmus and Michael McFaul
Our governmental capacity to help build new democratic states must be as great as our capacity to destroy autocratic regimes.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2020
A Squandered Opportunity
By Martin Indyk
Unengaged in the Middle East peace process, President Bush let the violence spin out of control. Now it's much harder to get the genie back into the bottle.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 20, 2020
The National Security Case Against George W. Bush
By Will Marshall
Bush's initial successes are now overshadowed by foreign policy failures -- on Middle East peace, on Iran and North Korea, on international alliances, on managing the occupation of Iraq. Democrats should respond with a strategy of progressive internationalism.


PPI | Key Document | October 30, 2020
Progressive Internationalism: A Democratic National Security Strategy
We are confident that a new Democratic strategy, grounded in the party's tradition of muscular internationalism, can keep Americans safer than the Republicans' go-it-alone policy, which has alienated our natural allies and overstretched our resources.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 15, 2020
Blair's Right Stuff
By Robert Philpot
Tony Blair stood fast when others were wobbling, and his brilliant speech won the British Parliament's approval for the war in Iraq. Now the question is whether his steadfastness will cost him his job.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 15, 2020
Democrats and The War
By The Editors
Democrats are right to favor disarming Saddam. After all, from Wilson to Clinton, Democratic internationalism put the party squarely behind waging peace in the world. It's also the only way to win back the White House.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 15, 2020
Iraq's Coming Democracy
By Daniel L. Byman and Kenneth M. Pollack
After tyranny, democracy is Iraq's only political choice. Achieving it will be difficult. But, anything else would be a disaster.


DLC | New Dem Daily | April 2, 2020
Bush to Earth: Leave Us Alone
One of the big questions about George W. Bush has been whether he would follow the internationalist heritage of his father's Administration, or follow the more recent unilteralist -- and on some issues, isolationist -- tendencies of the right wing of the Republican Party. So far, it looks like the systematic right turn he's taken in domestic policy is being reflected in foreign policy as well.


DLC | New Dem Daily | October 10, 2020
Milosevic: The Long Goodbye
The sudden fall of Yugoslav strongman Slobodan Milosevic last week was clearly the work of the Serbian people. But make no mistake, it was also attributable to the resolve shown by NATO in resisting Milosevic's irredentist and genocidal adventures in Bosnia and Kosovo -- showing that sometimes it's worth the risk to fight when public support is uncertain, the situation on the ground is muddled, and ultimate victory is hard to predict.


Admin | Memo | October 28, 2020
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