Foreign and Defense Policy

Best of the foreign policy blogs (11/10-11/16)

Here is the best of what AEI’s foreign and defense policy scholars are reading this week:

Robert Kagan in the Washington Post reveals How the Fiscal Crisis Put National Security at Risk

Gerald Steinberg at the Times of Israel on Restoring Israeli Deterrence

Joseph Braude at Tablet Magazine discusses the Saudis’ Proxy War Against Iran

Patrick M. Cronin in CNN’s GPS Blog explores How U.S. Can Help Avert Asia Crisis

John J. Brandon at the Diplomat considers America’s “Rebalance”…Towards Southeast Asia

Aaron David Miller in Politico argues that Obama Still Can’t Help the Middle East

Jonathan Tobin at Commentary Magazine considers The Threat to the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty

Christopher M. Davidson at Foreign Policy warns that Yes, the Gulf Monarchs are in Trouble

Matiullah Amin in the Hill’s Congress Blog reports on Restoring Confidence, Key to Success in Afghanistan

Julian Baum at the Christian Science Monitor reviews China’s power transition in Different China, Same Risky Political System 

And finally, below is a clip of the IDF striking the car of Hamas’ military commander Ahmed al-Jabari. Hamas has vowed retaliation, stating that Israel’s strike on Jabari has “opened the gates of hell.”

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