Questions: Previous Presidential administrations never had our technological advance, how can the maintenance of Empire teach the State Department about armed diplomacy.
State is run like an unelected monolithic fiefdom demanding fealty, what framework should be applied to reform State & how would immediate future Presidents manage disabling bureaucratic conflict during the application of Statecraft.
How do 24 hour networks and the culture war impact Diplomacy.
How best do we characterize the entrenched institutional dysfunction of numerous Cabinet level agencies prior to the Iraqi Surge that fatally weakened US threat deterrent. Why does this happen?
Can State handle a culture war with Islam? What role does Presidential Statecraft have in engaging State so that IT functions.
How does the R.M.A. (revolution in military affairs) hurt traditional diplomacy in the maintenance of alliances. (How much of this can be identified with 'Blue Water vs. Continental Strategy'.)
Concerning Reagan's Statecraft: Why was Kissenger ignored?
How would immediate future Presidents employ your book (Conservative Internationalism) for policy resolution regarding our most intractable conflicts (Pashtun intransigence, Pakistani nuclear posture/doctrines, Indian - Pakistani rivalry & contemporary Syria.)
How would Conservative Internationalism address the liberalization of China's Capital/Current Account.
Regarding the near nuclear parity of Islamic monarchies throughout the Gulf, how would Conservative Internationalism achieve balance.
Regarding managing Reagan's National Security Council: Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick & Ed Meese had a physical shoving match over Church/Boland Amendments relative to Iran - Contra; can you speak to how your book would bring conceptual clarity to deliberate Constitutional ambiguities regarding separation of powers doctrine. Can you address how liberal progressive political doctrines exacerbate civil-miltitary relations, hollowing out any effective deployment of Statecraft.