This speech was given at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s June 2007 conference, “Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy & Civil Liberties” held in Reston, Virginia.
Ted Galen Carpenter is vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Dr. Carpenter is the author of seven books and the editor of ten books on international affairs. His books include America’s Coming War with China: A Collision Course over Taiwan (2006), The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea, coauthored with Doug Bandow (2004), Bad Neighbor Policy: Washington’s Futile War on Drugs in Latin America ( 2003), Peace & Freedom: Foreign Policy for a Constitutional Republic (2002), The Captive Press: Foreign Policy Crises and the First Amendment (1995), Beyond NATO: Staying Out of Europe’s Wars (1994), and A Search for Enemies: America’s Alliances after the Cold War (1992).
He is also the author of more than 350 articles and policy studies. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, National Interest, World Policy Journal, and many other publications. He is a frequent guest expert on radio and television programs in the United States and other countries. Dr. Carpenter received his Ph.D. in U.S. diplomatic history from the University of Texas in 1980. He is a contributing editor to the National Interest and serves on the editorial boards of Mediterranean Quarterly and the Journal of Strategic Studies.