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
Is Kevin McCarthy Newt's Legacy?
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." Gary J. Schmitt is a contributing editor to American Purpose, and is a senior fellow in the Social, Cultural, and Constitutional
How does our electoral system hand us an unfit candidate like Donald J. Trump?
Josef Joffe speaks to Iulia-Sabina Joja and Gary J. Schmitt about a wobbly alliance and Chinese, Russian, and Iranian ambitions.
Contributing editor Gary J. Schmitt has read the Biden budget, and updates his assessment of our defense needs and gaps.
Czech Deputy Defense Minister Jan Havránek recently spoke with Gary J. Schmitt and Craig Kennedy about threats to democracy, to EU defense, and to transatlantic security.
Was the U.S. Constitution’s “three-fifths” clause a treacherous accommodation of evil or a ploy to end slavery? The truth lies in between.