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foreign policy



  • A History of Inconvenient Allies and Convenient Enemies

    by Alexander Aviña

    The history of American alliances abroad doesn't make sense as a drug control strategy, but is consistent with a strategy of invoking the war on drugs to punish governments that resist U.S. domination.


  • How Will History Judge Trump’s Foreign Policy?

    by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Our 46th president, whenever he or she arrives, will confront a changed world, partly because of COVID, but also because of the effects of Trump’s personality and policies.


  • What the "Primacy" Debate in Foreign Policy Gets Wrong

    by Ken Weisbrode

    Yes, let’s end “endless wars” and enhance peaceable diplomacy around the world. But let us not at the same time renounce by redefinition America’s international responsibilities and its capacity for wise, moral leadership.



  • Sanctions Are Inhumane—Now, and Always

    by Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana

    In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran—and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.



  • America held hostage

    by David Marks

    Forty years after the Iran hostage crisis, its impact endures.


  • Do Morals Matter in Foreign Policy?

    by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Examining 14 presidencies since 1945 shows that a radically skeptical view of morality is bad history. Morals did matter.



  • Why Did the U.S. Kill Suleimani?

    by Elizabeth Cobbs and Kimberly C. Field

    The attack illustrates America’s lack of a clear grand strategy — and why we need one immediately.


  • 2020 Will Be More Turbulent Than 2019, Unless…

    by Alon Ben-Meir

    The year 2020 will most likely be as turbulent if not more so than 2019 due mainly to the lack of American leadership and the rush of other powers, especially Russia, China, and to a lesser extent Turkey and Iran, to fill the vacuum the US is leaving behind.