Edward A. Olsen

Edward A. Olsen is a professor of national-security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California, and the author of U.S. National Defense for the Twenty-First Century: The Grand Exit Strategy (Frank Cass) and Toward Normalizing U.S.-Korea Relations: In Due Course? (Lynne Rienner).  The views expressed are personal and do not represent those of the U.S. government.

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  • October 2007

    Unification Issues in Asia: Rethinking U.S. Policy

    The United States’ strategic policies toward Europe and the regions of Asia—East, South, Southeast, and Central—have often reflected the prevailing cultural ethnocentrism of most Americans, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.

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  • May 2006

    Staying the Course

    There are many critics of the flaws in the U.S. approach to the “War on Terror” and the merits of our interventionist war in Iraq.

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  • November 2005

    Solving U.S. Problems in Korea Through Unification

    The United States has been heavily involved in Korean affairs since the end of World War II.

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  • Toward Real Conservatism
    November 2004

    Toward Real Conservatism

    According to most prominent Democrats, the United States is being seriously hurt by the conservatives running Washington today. While their allegations about the damage being done by those in power may be plausible, what warrants skepticism is the premise behind the allegations.

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  • December 2003

    Homeland Security

    American national security is a fundamental responsibility of the U.S. government. Throughout the history of the United States, from the founding of the republic to the 21st century, Americans have debated the best way to meet this responsibility.

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  • May 2003

    Caveat Preemptor

    All prudent consumers are supposed to be guided by the warning embodied in the ancient Latin expression Caveat emptor (“Let the buyer beware”).

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  • October 1995

    Are Allies Necessary?

    The United States today has numerous allies in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East whom Americans are committed to defend. Despite the end of the Cold War, Americans are regaled at home and abroad with rationales for reinvigorating alliances that skeptics question in the new era.

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