A Creative Tension The Foreign Policy Roles of the


  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • A Creative Tension The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress Woodrow Wilson Center Press
  • Lee H. Hamilton
  • English
  • 05 September 2014
  • 9781930365124

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A Creative Tension The Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress Woodrow Wilson Center Press A Creative Tension is a fresh look at the foreign policy roles of Congress and the president by one of the most astute congressional practitioners of foreign policy of recent decades former US representative and chairman of the House International Relations Committee Lee H Hamilton With an insider's perspective based on thirty four years in Congress Hamilton elucidates current domestic and international pressures influencing US foreign policy strengths and weaknesses in the foreign policy process and ways to improve the performance of the president and Congress A Creative Tension argues persuasively and elegantly that better consultation between the executive and legislative branches is the most effective way to strengthen American foreign policy


About the Author: Lee H. Hamilton

Lee Herbert Hamilton born April 20 1931 is a former member of the United States House of Representatives and currently a member of the US Homeland Security Advisory Council A member of the Democratic Party Hamilton represented the 9th congressional district of Indiana from 1965 to 1999 Following his departure from Congress he has served on a number of governmental advisory boards most not