The Anti-Narrative
June 12, 2019
Among the electorate, especially since the 2016 election, there is a counter-narrative at play regarding the role of the U.S. in international affairs. This "anti-narrative" has two main planks. The first is an across-the-board distrust of …
Emerging Narratives for U.S. Foreign Policy
June 3, 2019
As we continue to move into the 21st century, the "post-Cold War" designation loses relevance. Yet a new construct and narrative has not emerged to take its place that enjoys broad support and resonance. Will tweaking the old narrative work…
Wichita and American Global Engagement
May 21, 2019
Senior Fellw Nikolas Gvosdev discusses his takeaways from a visit to the Wichita Committee on Foreign Relations and from a talk from foreign policy analyst Aly Wyne. He writes the U.S. foreign policy establishment needs to work on engenderi…
What Americans Want
May 8, 2019
The Center for American Progress has released their exhaustive survey of what Americans want in foreign policy and their results track closely with the conclusions reached by the U.S. Global Engagement study group. What remains to be seen, …
Back to Spheres of Influence?
May 3, 2019
National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent comments on Russia's interest in Venezuela bring back a concept prevalent in much earlier version of international affairs: spheres of influence. Was this a slip of the tongue or it could it se…
Democratic Decline?
March 31, 2019
America in Decline?
March 22, 2019
A Pew Research report says that many Americans view the country as being in long-term decline. What implications does this have for U.S. foreign policy objectives?
The Sicilian Expedition and the Dilemma of Interventionism
March 14, 2019
The Peloponnesian War has lessons for U.S. foreign policy beyond the Thucydides Trap. Johanna Hanink reminds us that the debate over moral exceptionalism and interventionism is nothing new.
Climate Change and Competing Ethical Visions
March 7, 2019
The prevailing narrative in the fight against climate change is that we must adopt more cooperative efforts to help vulnerable populations. But what if, instead of this collective approach, countering climate change turns into a zero-sum ga…
Competing Bipartisan Consensuses?
February 19, 2019
Is there any bipartisan political consensus on U.S. foreign policy? Nikolas Gvosdev argues that voters want to see the United States involved in world affairs if it makes Americans safer, more secure, and prosperous.
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