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Readiness Tracker, Volume 3: Aviation Readiness – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Key Points Aviation units from all branches of the military do not have the people, training, or equipment they need to execute the National Defense Strategy. As the military shifts its focus to strategic competition with Russia and China and trains for the prospect of …

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Plutarch and the statesman’s qualities of soul – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Human beings do not like human beings much in this millennium. They don’t even like to be left with themselves—creating distance from their own minds with the use of opioids and hallucinogens. They are hardly about to participate in church life or in Little League. …

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What Democrats can learn from Emmanuel Macron – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Emmanuel Macron and President Trump don’t agree on much. Macron is a globalist; Trump is a nationalist. Macron is a free-trader; Trump just imposed protectionist tariffs on steel and aluminum. Macron wants the United States to remain in Syria; Trump wants to get out. Macron …

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What Brexit means for the UK’s agricultural trade policy – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries have a real stake in the final outcome of the current negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union. One area of considerable interest is the potential structure of subsequent bilateral and multilateral trade …

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Strategies for Post-Brexit UK International Agricultural Trade Relations – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Key Points UK-EU bilateral negotiations are likely to prominently feature trade in agricultural and processed food products. The outcome of the negotiations will profoundly affect the UK’s future trading relations with the EU and the rest of the world. As the UK negotiates agricultural trade …

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Paul Ryan’s achievement – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican, is leaving the position of speaker of the House with broad goodwill from professional Republicans but vocal criticism from three groups of people. Liberals always opposed him and resented what they considered his unearned reputation for idealism and intelligence. They …

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Rise of the Revisionists: Russia China and Iran – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

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Budget blunders – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

In March, six months into the fiscal year and after a contentious and prolonged negotiation that included a brief shutdown of the federal government, Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress finally passed a full-year appropriations bill for the federal government—a $1.3 trillion behemoth stuffed with …

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PRESS RELEASE: Rise of the Revisionists: Russia, China, and Iran – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

In a new book, Rise of the Revisionists: Russia, China, and Iran, Gary Schmitt, the codirector of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) — along with Frederick W. Kagan and Dan Blumenthal of AEI, Reuel Marc Gerecht, a …

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New data on democracy’s supposed decline – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Is groupthink driving the common belief that democracy is in decline? A mountain of books and reports suggest that it is, and important questions are likely going unanswered. Instead of eulogizing the death of democracy, academics should be asking if explanations are relevant, logically consistent, …

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