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.
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
Are We All Nation-Builders Now?
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