Gordon Adams


The Iran Long Game: Bush vs. Obama

Why when it comes to the U.S. strategy on the nuclear deal, consistency is a fool’s game.


Time to Banish the Sequester Bogeyman

Those on Capitol Hill telling scary stories about defense spending are misrepresenting the real monsters under the budget bed. And it’s time to stop them.


Budget Hope Springs Eternal at the Pentagon

Another year, another hopelessly unrealistic request for way more defense money than could possibly be expected.


The French Colonialist’s Comeuppance

By pushing its immigrants to the fringes of French society, the country cultivated a breeding ground for humiliation, exclusion, and retribution.


Welcome Back, Dr. Carter

As the new secretary of defense, Ash Carter has a few battles ahead of him. And the toughest challenges won’t be ISIS or Putin.


Budget Blunders and Funding Follies

Hagel's push from the Pentagon was about more than just ISIS and White House politics.

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About Gordon Adams

Gordon Adams is a Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center. From 1993-97 he was the senior White House budget official for national security.

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