The impossibility of predicting the future does not remove the need to mull the uncertain. Policymakers should build in windows of time to think imaginatively about the pursuit of America's strategic objectives, and take a bird's-eye view of the role America can and should play in shaping an increasingly complex, chaotic world.
Apr 6, 2018 The National Interest
Populism is on the march across the globe. Many of the certainties of even the recent past seem much less certain now—including the idea of the United States maintaining a leadership role in the world.
Jul 3, 2017
There is no such thing as blanket deterrence. Rather, one must deter a specific adversary from taking a specific action. A holistic approach should include ramping up U.S. capabilities to anticipate emerging threats, including events that are unlikely to happen.
Apr 26, 2017 Fortune
The Trump administration would benefit from a comprehensive strategic orientation — a basic set of operating principles backed by a set of actions and realistic budget — to guide the innumerable tactical decisions of U.S. foreign policy.
Apr 10, 2017 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Areas that have long been a focal point for defense planning -- Europe, the Middle East and East Asia -- are all facing profound and unsettling change, and the United States may no longer have the luxury of choosing among regions.
Oct 7, 2014 U.S. News & World Report
As Secretary of State Kerry and former senator Chuck Hagel outline their thinking on the nation's strategy, let us hope that they both hold firm to the strategy that has served us well in the past and have the courage to explore a very different set of political and military ways to accomplish it, write Lynn Davis and Andrew Hoehn.
Feb 15, 2013 U.S. News & World Report
It is time to be clear-headed again about the influence the U.S. has in the world. And it is time for the country to show the confidence--not to be confused with arrogance--that the rest of the world seems to have in it, writes Andrew R. Hoehn.
Oct 18, 2012 The RAND Blog
The United States can and should move beyond a "one size fits all" approach to sizing military forces toward a construct that shapes each service for the types of operations it is actually expected to conduct in the future, write Andrew Hoehn and David Ochmanek.
Apr 7, 2008 Washington Times
Published commentary by RAND staff: America's Long Wars, in United Press International.
Feb 1, 2007 United Press International