Henry R. Nau

Henry R. Nau is professor emeritus at George Washington University, was a National Security Council staffer under President Ronald Reagan, and is the author of Conservative Internationalism (Princeton, 2015).

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Why Nation-Building Is Inevitable
Why Nation-Building Is Inevitable

So, should we stay indefinitely in places like Afghanistan and Iraq? The answer depends on whether the costs are worth the benefits compared to American interests in other parts of the world.