AIF BLOG - August 2011

August 31, 2011
As the 10-year anniversary of September 11 approaches, we focus here on our coverage of the topic at Aspen Ideas.Diplomats, experts, and politicians gathered in Aspen to discuss topics like: Could another 9/11 happen? What have we learned after 60 years of nation building? What have we gained and lost in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? What will happen this September when the UN votes on Palestine's declaration of...
August 26, 2011
(Wes Moore with fellow veteran and author Rye Barcott)This week, TIME magazine features "The New Greatest Generation" on their cover. Written by Joe Klein (also a presenter at AIF 2011), the story recognizes men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan for their service and the way they are redefining leadership at home.Paul Rieckhoff, the founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of...
August 22, 2011
Last week, the US and its allies called for Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad to step down.Today, the embattled leader dismissed the calls as meaningless.Watch what this distinguished panel — including Nigel Sheinwald (pictured above), Jane Harman, John Negroponte, and moderated by Fred Hiatt — had to say on the subject earlier this summer at Aspen Ideas. How does the US enforce its freedom agenda when military...