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John Glaser

Director of Foreign Policy Studies

John Mueller

Senior Fellow


A Dangerous World?

Threat Perception and U.S. National Security

Terrorizing Ourselves

Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Historical Resources

President Eisenhower delivers his farewell address and cautions against “unwarranted influence… by the Military‐​Industrial Complex.”

Transcript of President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address

By Dwight D. Eisenhower (1961)

Address Delivered at the Request of the Committee for Arrangements for Celebrating the Anniversary of Independence

By John Quincy Adams (1821)

Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well‐​wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

By Aesop (~600 BC)

But this time the villagers, who had been fooled twice before, thought the boy was again deceiving them, and nobody stirred to come to his help. So the Wolf made a good meal off the boy’s flock, and when the boy complained, the wise man of the village said: “A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth.