Policy Reports

Joshua Busby, Craig Kafura, Dina Smeltz, Jordan Tama, Jonathan Monten, Joshua D. Kertzer, and Brendan Helm, “Coming Together or Coming Apart? Attitudes of Foreign Policy Opinion Leaders and the Public in the Trump Era,” Chicago Council on Global Affairs (March 2020)


Elizabeth Rosenberg and Jordan Tama, "Strengthening the Economic Arsenal: Bolstering the Deterrent and Signaling Effects of Sanctions," Center for a New American Security (December 2019)

Dina Smeltz, Karl Friedhoff, Craig Kafura, Joshua Busby, Jonathan Monten, and Jordan Tama, "The Foreign Policy Establishment or Donald Trump: Which Better Reflects American Opinion?" Chicago Council on Global Affairs (2017)

Jordan Tama, "Maximizing the Value of Quadrennial Strategic Planning," IBM Center for the Business of Government (2016)


Dina Smeltz with Joshua Busby, Gregory Holyk, Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, and Jordan Tama, "United in Goals, Divided on Means: Opinion Leader Survey Results and Partisan Breakdowns from the 2014 Chicago Council Survey of American Opinion on US Foreign Policy," Chicago Council on Global Affairs (2015)


Jordan Tama, “How an Afghanistan-Pakistan Study Group Could Help,” Progressive Policy Institute (September 2011)


Jordan Tama and Benjamin Rhodes, What’s Worth Fighting For? A Progressive View of the Use of Force" Truman National Security Project  (July 2007)


Jordan Tama, “Intelligence Reform: Progress, Remaining Deficiencies, and Next Steps,” Princeton Project on National Security (October 2005)

Selected Op-Eds and Analysis

Jonathan Monten, Joshua Busby, Craig Kafura, Joshua D. Kertzer, Dina Smeltz, and Jordan Tama, “Americans Want to Engage the World: The Beltway and the Public Are Closer Than You Think,” Foreign Affairs (November 3, 2020)

Elizabeth Rosenberg and Jordan Tama, "Add Economic Policy to Deterrence Planning," Defense One (December 16, 2019)

Joshua Busby, Dina Smeltz, and Jordan Tama
, "Trump and His Advisers Are Probably Wrong about What Foreign Policy Americans Want,“ Washington Post (July 3, 2019)

Jordan Tama, Joshua Busby, Craig Kafura, Joshua D. Kertzer, and Jonathan Monten, “Congress has NATO’s Back, Despite Trump’s Unilateralism,” Washington Post (April 3, 2019)

Jordan Tama, "Why is the Senate Challenging Trump on Yemen? Here's What You Need to Know," Washington Post (November 30, 2018) 

Dina Smeltz, Joshua Busby, and Jordan Tama, "Political Polarization the Critical Threat to US, Foreign Policy Experts Say," The Hill (November 9, 2018)

Jordan Tama, "Congress, Trump, and Internationalism in U.S. Foreign Policy," Duck of Minerva (October 23, 2018)

Jordan Tama, "What is the Global Magnitsky Act, and Why are U.S. Senators Invoking This on Saudi Arabia," Washington Post (October 12, 2018)


Jordan Tama, "The Water's Edge is Muddier Than You Think," Duck of Minerva (November 2, 2017)

Jordan Tama, "The Nuances behind Recent Changes in Congress's Foreign Policy Role," The Hill (August 31, 2017)

Jordan Tama, "So Congress is Challenging the President About Sanctions? That Has a Long History," Washington Post (June 16, 2017)

Jordan Tama, "Strikes Against Syria: Did Trump Need Permission from Congress?" The Conversation (April 7, 2017)


Jordan Tama, "Russia, Trump, and the 2016 Election: What’s the Best Way for Congress to Investigate?The Conversation (February 16, 2017)


Joshua Busby, Craig Kafura, Jonathan Monten, Dina Smeltz, and Jordan Tama, "How the Elite Misjudge the U.S. Electorate on International Engagement," Real Clear World (November 7, 2016)


Jordan Tama, "Why Strategic Planning Matters to National Security," Lawfare (March 6, 2016)


Joshua Busby, Jonathan Monten, Jordan Tama, Dina Smeltz, and Craig Kafura, "Measuring Up: How Elites and the Public See U.S. Foreign Policy," Foreign Affairs (June 9, 2015)


Joshua W. Busby, Jonathan Monten, Jordan Tama, and William Inboden, “Congress Is Already Post-Partisan: Agreement Across the Aisle on U.S. Foreign Policy,” Foreign Affairs (January 28, 2013)


Jordan Tama, “The Best Way to Investigate Benghazi,” Washington Post (November 18, 2012)


Jordan Tama, In Defense of the Back-Room Deal,” New York Times (October 19, 2011)


Jordan Tama, “This Is a Job for a Super Committee,” Newsday (August 7, 2011)


Jordan Tama, “Three Cheers for Blue-Ribbon Panels,” Wilson Quarterly 35, 3 (Summer 2011): 30-34


Jordan Tama, “Intelligent Design,” Foreign Policy (January 11, 2010)

Jordan Tama, “Commission Impossible?” The Atlantic (December 6, 2006)

Jordan Tama, “Is Europe Too Cautious?” Foreign Policy 140 (January/February 2004): 88-90