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American Purpose is on summer break!

The American Purpose staff are enjoying their summer vacation and will return on August 22. Stay tuned in late August for new articles, podcasts, and events.

Summer Break

Summer Break

The American Purpose staff share their plans and recommendations on how to spend the final days of summer.

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When the West Defanged Ukraine

When the West Defanged Ukraine

The Budapest Memorandum, a geopolitical cautionary tale for the ages.

George Bogden
Where's the Strategy?

Where's the Strategy?

With a hot and a cold war in the East and West intensifying, it's past time for the Biden administration to explain its plans.

Carla Anne Robbins
Ukraine’s Resistance and Russia’s Future

Ukraine’s Resistance and Russia’s Future

Could Ukrainian victory trigger a new wave of democratization—including in Russia?

Carl Gershman
How the United States Can Keep Iran from Getting the Bomb

How the United States Can Keep Iran from Getting the Bomb

America needs a more assertive policy toward Iran now in order to forestall a disaster later.

Michael Mandelbaum
Fighting AIDS in Africa Does Help Democracy

Fighting AIDS in Africa Does Help Democracy

Jon Temin is wrong in his June 22 article about an important program; it has changed how citizens interact with each other and their governments.

Deborah L. Birx, William R. Steiger
The Twilight Struggle
Books

The Twilight Struggle

In The Twilight Struggle, Hal Brands illuminates the vices and virtues of American statecraft during the Cold War.

Michael Kimmage
A Wild Pitch

A Wild Pitch

Baseball is no longer our national pastime. There’s a way to bring it back.

Gary J. Schmitt