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Defining Victory Down

  • By
  • Rajan Menon,
  • New America Foundation
March 14, 2009 |

President Barack Obama's decision to send 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan will push the United States deeper into a quagmire, since the mission is undefined, the U.S. economy is spiraling downward and America's NATO allies won't send more combat forces. Moreover, the proposition that more firepower will roll back the Taliban is dubious. There will be 60,000 U.S.

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The Price Of Instability

  • By
  • Parag Khanna,
  • New America Foundation
March 3, 2009 |

There is still no better theory of human motivation than Abraham Maslow's "hierarchy of human needs." Maslow, an American psychologist writing in the 1940s and '50s, argued that man's primary or basic needs are physiological: food, water, sleep, shelter. Only with these needs satisfied could one move up the pyramid toward security and employment, friendship and family, toward self-actualization and morality. No matter what your religion, you are human first and faithful second.

Why Chávez May Outlast Us All

  • By
  • Jorge Castaneda,
  • New America Foundation
February 21, 2009 |

Venezuela's Hugo Chávez finally emerged from his electoral slump. After mediocre results in municipal and state governors' elections late last year, and a scathing defeat in a constitutional referendum in December 2007, in February he convincingly won a virtual plebiscite on his indefinite stay in office by a margin of nearly 10 percent.

The Danger Across the Border

  • By
  • Jorge Castaneda,
  • New America Foundation
January 24, 2009 |

Over the past several weeks Mexicans have become obsessed with what they believe is an American obsession that Mexico has become or could be on the way to becoming a "failed state." It began with a highly critical cover story about Mexico in a December issue of Forbes magazine, where for the first time the term "failed state" was applied to the country.

Castro's False Claims of Success

  • By
  • Jorge Castaneda,
  • New America Foundation
January 12, 2009 |

The Cuban revolution turned 50 years old last week, and its founder and undertaker was still around to celebrate the anniversary, though not in the best of health or spirits. This makes it a good opportunity to summarize what the revolution has brought to Cuba and what is has meant for Latin America.

NATO in the West Bank | Newsweek

December 6, 2008
"People are increasingly going for the maximalist version," says Daniel Levy of the New America Foundation. What changed? Since the recent Lebanon war, ...

A Brokered Peace | Newsweek

December 2, 2008
... the maximalist version," says Daniel Levy, a senior fellow at Washington's New America Foundation. What changed? To start, Israel has begun to recognize ...

New America Foundation in Newsweek | 'Hey, Mr. President-Elect, Got a Minute ... or 10?'

November 17, 2008
Former senator Tom Daschle furnished Obama with an entire Senate staff--his--and has served as the campaign wise man. Obama staffers from the Senate, such as Karen Kornbluh (domestic policy) and Susan Rice (foreign policy), will remain key players, even as the think tank Kornbluh was with--the centrist, market-oriented New America Foundation--gets layered by Podesta's more traditional Democratic types. LINK
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Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget in Newsweek.com | 'Closing Arguments: Obama'

November 3, 2008
The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget just revised its "Promises, Promises" guide, and now says Obama's tax and spending proposals – in the unlikely event that Congress enacted them unchanged – would add anywhere between $262 billion and $316 billion to the federal deficit in 2013, the final year of the next president's first term. The CRFB has increased its estimate of the likely cost of Obama's health care plan and now figures it could cost anywhere from $52 billion to $106 billion per year when fully phased in.

The Silly Ideas of the South

  • By
  • Jorge Castaneda,
  • New America Foundation
October 27, 2008 |

Over the past few weeks, some silly ideas have circulated on the impact of the financial crisis on Latin America.

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