Author profile: Glenn Hastedt

Glenn Hastedt holds the rank of professor and is chair of the Justice Studies Department at James Madison University. He received his PhD in political science from Indiana University. He is author of American Foreign Policy, 9th edition (Pearson, 2012) as well as numerous articles on intelligence failures and more broadly the politics of intelligence policy.

Evaluating Congressional Oversight of Intelligence

Evaluating Congressional Oversight of Intelligence

U.S. congressional oversight of intelligence can be marked by two characteristics. It is overwhelmingly reactive, rather than anticipatory, and thus, congressional oversight is also sporadic.

Does a New National Security Team Mean a New Foreign Policy?

Does a New National Security Team Mean a New Foreign Policy?

We should look to the White House for signs of a new foreign policy, not elsewhere. The new cohort in the administration simply reflect Obama’s own preferences.

Anticipating a Romney Foreign Policy

Anticipating a Romney Foreign Policy

The combination of domestic politics in the US and abroad may limit Romney’s ability to bring about real change in foreign policy. In this his fate may be strikingly similar to that of Obama.

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