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Kori Schake

Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, AEI

Kori Schake
Kori Schake is Resident Scholar and Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
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Why the Afghan Army Folded

America has historically struggled to train foreign militaries.

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Why Isn’t the Military Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines?

Service members need to be protected against the coronavirus. This isn’t a close call.

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What Is Happening to Our Apolitical Military?

Remarks by America’s most senior military officer mark the latest step in the continued erosion of relations between the armed forces and their civilian leaders.

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Biden Brings More Class Warfare to Foreign Policy

The president’s version of “America First” echoes Trump’s misunderstanding of how the modern economy works.

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The U.S. Doesn’t Know How to Treat Its Allies

If Biden wants to counter China, the U.S. needs to make some sacrifices.

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The US Puts Its Greatest Vulnerability on Display

Runaway partisanship endangers the United States more than foreign enemies do.

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Trump’s Pettiness Is the Simplest Explanation

The post-election shake-up at the Pentagon has raised alarms in the national-security world, but Trump’s likeliest motive is plain old spite.

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The Military Won’t Save Us – and You Shouldn’t Want Them To

It’s deeply irresponsible, not to mention organizationally nonsensical, to suggest that Gen. Milley should evict an election-losing Trump from the White House.

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Biden’s Foreign Policy Would Be Better Than Trump's, But Just Barely

The former vice president lacks a consistent philosophy of when and how to use military force.

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The Damage That ‘America First’ Has Done

A self-interested strategy will not help the U.S. fight the coronavirus outbreak.

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Trump’s Iran Strategy Isn’t Working as Well as He Thinks

The killing of Qassem Soleimani upended expectations in useful ways, but the U.S. isn’t in a position to capitalize on the turmoil.

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Trump's War-Crime Pardons Undermine the Military

Once again, our president has used the military as a political tool to its detriment as an institution.

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Macron's 'NATO Brain Death' Quote Shows Why the US Has Always Outplayed France

Like Charles de Gaulle, the French president would unify Europe under France’s conception, with Germany footing the bill.

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Trump Is Complicit in Erdoğan’s Violence

Now the war in Syria has a victor. And it’s not the U.S.

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A Terrific Deal—For the Taliban

The president should have to answer for the Afghanistan mess in the 2020 election.

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The Bill for ‘America First’ Is Coming Due

Two of America’s closest treaty allies have announced military efforts explicitly designed to exclude the United States.

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Worse Than Obama’s Red-Line Moment

Trump has now shown himself just as willing as President Obama to make empty threats that damage American credibility.

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A Middle East Peace Plan Built on Un-American Principles

Jared Kushner wants to use prosperity as a shiny object to distract Palestinians while their political aspirations are swept away.

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How a Forever War Ends

Trump might well wrap up the war in Afghanistan, but only by giving up on America’s original goals.