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Gary J. Schmitt

Gary J. Schmitt

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

Could Trump Pardon Himself?

Could Trump Pardon Himself?

Why the U.S. Constitution doesn’t give the former president a “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” card.

Gary J. Schmitt, Jeffrey K. Tulis
Mission Accomplished?

Mission Accomplished?

The five decisions that defined the Iraq War and the lessons we should learn from them, twenty years later.

Gary J. Schmitt, Danielle Pletka
Happy Birthday, Abe

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.

Gary J. Schmitt
A Wild Pitch

A Wild Pitch

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

Gary J. Schmitt
Speakers Old and New

Speakers Old and New

Is Kevin McCarthy Newt's Legacy?

Gary J. Schmitt
Could You Stand Upright in the Winds That Would Blow?

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.

Gary J. Schmitt

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

Gary J. Schmitt
The Primary Problem

The Primary Problem

How does our electoral system hand us an unfit candidate like Donald J. Trump?

Gary J. Schmitt