Gary J. Schmitt, a contributing editor of American Purpose, is resident scholar in strategic studies and American institutions at the American Enterprise Institute. He is editor of the recent publication, A Hard Look at Hard Power: Assessing the Defense Capabilities of Key U.S. Allies and Security Partners (2020).
Articles and Events
Happy Birthday, Abe
On Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, a new book explores the principles of equality and liberty and how they influenced the statesman’s political thought and action.
A Wild Pitch
Baseball is no longer our national pastime. There’s a way to bring it back.
Speakers Old and New
Is Kevin McCarthy Newt's Legacy?
Could You Stand Upright in the Winds That Would Blow?
Thomas More’s question about the centrality of the law is as portentous today as it was in the early 16th century.
December 3, 2021: "Righting a Wrong: Taiwan, the United Nations, and the United States." A conversation with Gary Schmitt and Michael Mazza
Join us on December 3, 2021 to hear Gary Schmitt and Michael Mazza discuss their recent white paper, "Righting a Wrong: Taiwan, the United Nations, and United States Policy [https://project2049.net/2021/10/25/righting-a-wrong-taiwan-the-united-nations-and-united-states-policy/] ." Gary J. Schmitt is a contributing editor to American Purpose, and is a senior
The Primary Problem
How does our electoral system hand us an unfit candidate like Donald J. Trump?
Darkening of the Strategic Skies
Josef Joffe speaks to Iulia-Sabina Joja and Gary J. Schmitt about a wobbly alliance and Chinese, Russian, and Iranian ambitions.
Defining Defense Down
Contributing editor Gary J. Schmitt has read the Biden budget, and updates his assessment of our defense needs and gaps.