Warren and Haley: Post-Trump Foreign Policies?
December 10, 2018
What will U.S. foreign policy look like post-Trump? Elizabeth Warren and Nikki Haley recently offered up their first drafts of what this could look like, but both realize that there is no going back to a pre-2016 world.
Sanders' "Selective Engagement" versus Transactional Internationalism
As the Trump administration moves U.S. engagement to a form of "transactional internationalism," Senator Bernie Sanders has unveiled his vision of "selective engagement." Both of these approaches challenge assumptions about U.S. foreign pol…
Empty Pews in the Church of Atlanticism
Timothy Garton Ash uses the image of "empty pews" to describe a declining commitment, not only on the part of the U.S. public, but even some American foreign policy experts, to the cause of Atlanticism. Is this an accurate description of th…
The Ethics of the "Doorstep"
The "doorstep test" requires policymakers to be able to articulate how, and to what degree, something happening in the world connects to the day-to-day experience, needs, and interests of the citizenry. This construct requires honesty and r…
Advising the Next Administration: Finding a New Foreign Policy Approach
The Center for American Progress has released a report laying out a foreign policy approach that the next administration might consider adopting. What are some "bold new policies" that could improve U.S. engagement with the world?
Ethics, Russia, and Syria
August 13, 2018
How can Moscow can support a dictator who has used chemical weapons in his desperate attempts to retain power at all costs? And what does it say about American foreign policy when Washington won't mount the effort needed to remove him?
The Vision: Saving the Old or Building the New?
August 2, 2018
Senior fellow Nikolas Gvosdev unpacks why some scholars seek to save and preserve the U.S. role in the "liberal international order," and why others want to embrace a new vision.
The Montenegro Test
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, President Donald Trump seemed to agree with his host's assessment that it would not be worth American blood or treasure to defend the newest member of NATO, Montenegro, should that tiny Balkan country fi…
Stamford Grapples with American Engagement
July 11, 2018
At the World Affairs Forum in Stamford on July 10, participants discussed the topic of American engagement in global affairs. Can the United States still advance its values and improve the conditions of others?
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