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This book collecting all
the project papers  is
available from Routledge.
Background
The Stanley Foundation’s Bridging the Foreign Policy Divide project brings together foreign policy and national security specialists from across the political spectrum to find common ground on ten key, controversial areas of policy. Matched pairs of prominent conservative and progressive experts from the rising generation are writing papers that present ideas and recommendations on which they agree.

The project aims to build a more constructive debate by looking past philosophical differences and identifying effective approaches to the major national security challenges confronting the United States. The project gives experts an opportunity to examine issues on the merits and cut through the distortions and oversimplifications of the current polarized political climate.

The Series
How to Keep From Overselling or Underestimating the United Nations
Mark P. Lagon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs, US Department of State
David Shorr, Program Officer, The Stanley Foundation
March 7, 2007

The Cost of Confusion: Resolving Ambiguities in Detainee Treatment
Kenneth Anderson, Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
Elisa Massimino, Washington Director, Human Rights First
March 9, 2007

The Case for Larger Ground Forces
Frederick W. Kagan, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Michael O'Hanlon, Sydney Stein Jr. Chair in Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
April 23, 2007

A Full-Court Press Against Nuclear Anarchy
Stephen E. Biegun, Vice President of International Government Affairs, Ford Motor Company
Jon B. Wolfsthal, Nonproliferation Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
April 26, 2007

Keeping Tabs on China's Rise
Michael Schiffer, Program Officer, The Stanley Foundation
Gary Schmitt, Resident Scholar and Director of Program on Advanced Strategic Studies, American Enterprise Institute
May 8, 2007

Course Corrections in America's War on Terror
Peter Brookes, Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs and Director of the Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
May 9, 2007

America and the Use of Force: Sources of Legitimacy
Ivo Daalder, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution
Robert Kagan, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
May 31, 2007

In Defense of Values
Derek Chollet, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Tod Lindberg, Editor, Policy Review, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
June 25, 2007

Should Democracy Be Promoted or Demoted?
Francis Fukuyama, Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
Michael McFaul, Associate Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
June 19, 2007

Are We All Nation-Builders Now?
Andrew Erdmann, Former Director for Iraq, Iran, and Strategic Planning, National Security Council
Suzanne Nossel, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
May 31, 2007

More
Project editors Derek Chollet and Tod Lindberg appeared on The Diane Rehm Show, December 10, 2007
A book collecting all of the papers from this project has been published by Routledge.
Think Tank Tries to Bridge Left and Right, The Washington Post, October 26, 2006
How US Conservatives, Progressives and Moderates Are Finding Common Ground, USINFO Web Chat, March 14, 2007
Bridging the Foreign Policy Divide, Foreign Policy Passport, March 21, 2007
Buried With Bush, Fred Hiatt, The Washington Post, July 2, 2007
The First Step Back to Consensus, Ron Brownstein, Los Angeles Times, July 20, 2007
The Next Intervention, Ivo Daalder and Robert Kagan, The Washington Post, August 6, 2007


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