Book Launch & discussion on Fixing US's Foreign Policy Failures W/ Paul Brinkley

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The ​past ​two ​decades ​have ​witnessed ​the ​emergence ​of ​economic ​prosperity ​in ​nations ​long ​plagued ​with ​poverty ​and ​suffering, ​from ​China ​to ​India ​to ​newly ​emerging ​economic ​success ​stories ​such ​as ​Vietnam. ​ ​In ​spite ​of ​billions ​of ​dollars ​in ​military ​expenditures ​and ​foreign ​aid, ​the ​Middle ​East ​and ​Central ​Asia ​remain ​mired ​in ​economic ​hardship. ​ ​Youthful ​restive ​populations ​from ​North ​Africa ​to ​Pakistan ​are ​served ​daily ​images ​of ​prosperity ​in ​surrounding ​regions, ​while ​they ​face ​lives ​of ​little ​opportunity ​in ​an ​interconnected ​world.

Paul ​Brinkley, ​drawing ​upon ​his ​five ​years ​of ​experience ​at ​the ​Department ​of ​Defense ​leading ​a ​team ​of ​hundreds ​of ​American ​business ​leaders, ​technologists, ​agricultural ​experts, ​and ​geologists ​in ​conflict ​zones ​throughout ​the ​region, ​defines ​a ​new ​approach ​to ​foreign ​assistance. ​ ​Leveraging ​our ​private ​sector ​to ​accelerate ​economic ​development ​in ​troubled ​regions, ​Brinkley ​demonstrated ​success ​in ​areas ​written ​off ​by ​the ​civilian ​bureaucracy ​as ​hopeless. ​ ​In ​his ​new ​book, ​War ​Front ​to ​Store ​Front, ​Brinkley ​advocates ​a ​revolution ​in ​American ​foreign ​aid ​- ​offering ​hope ​for ​a ​brighter ​future ​to ​disaffected ​masses ​in ​the ​Islamic ​world, ​rebuilding ​trust ​in ​American ​goodwill, ​and ​creating ​economic ​ties ​and ​jobs ​here ​at ​home.

Working ​in ​both ​the ​Bush ​and ​Obama ​administrations, ​Brinkley ​outlines ​in ​“War ​Front ​to ​Store ​Front” ​the ​necessary ​U.S. ​foreign ​policy ​changes ​that ​need ​to ​be ​made ​to ​rebuild ​nations ​under ​fire:

• ​Insights ​into ​the ​inner ​workings ​of ​American ​government ​and ​its ​largest ​bureaucracy-the ​U.S. ​Department ​of ​Defense

• ​The ​group ​of ​business ​leaders ​who ​sought ​to ​change ​how ​the ​Pentagon ​did ​business, ​and ​who ​wound ​up ​in ​a ​war ​zone, ​including ​their ​firsthand ​experience ​of ​a ​terrorist ​attack

• ​A ​comprehensive ​plan ​for ​connecting ​Iraq, ​Afghanistan, ​and ​Pakistan ​to ​the ​global ​economy, ​creating ​opportunity ​and ​reducing ​anti-Americanism

• ​The ​roadmap ​to ​an ​American ​business ​model ​for ​foreign ​development ​that ​can ​improve ​the ​lives ​of ​war-ravaged ​citizens, ​at ​far ​less ​cost ​than ​existing ​military ​and ​foreign ​aid ​programs

• ​Analysis ​of ​the ​lessons ​learned ​in ​the ​Middle ​East ​and ​ongoing ​U.S. ​efforts ​to ​translate ​them ​to ​other ​nations, ​including ​Rwanda ​and ​Sudan

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