American Engagement: When It Comes to Foreign Policy, Does America Deserve Trump?
Maia Otarashvili 02/09/2018
As the 2018 State of the Union address illustrated and to the great dismay of the "elites," President Trump is truly taking an "America First" approach to foreign policy. In this speech, he framed immigration, conflict with North Korea, and…
State of the Union: The Era of the Liberal Leviathan Is Over
Nikolas K. Gvosdev 01/31/2018
Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address–and used the rostrum in the House of Representatives to again break with some of the precepts which have defined the so-called "bipartisan American foreign policy consensus,"…
A Liberal Democracy Doesn't Fall from the Sky
Alexander Görlach
Trump at Davos: Trickle-Down American Engagement
Nikolas K. Gvosdev 01/26/2018
President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to address the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in 2018, where he offered his audience of world leaders and major global business figures his parameters for continued American…
A New World? Changes in the Global Order
Nikolas K. Gvosdev 12/20/2017
Lowell Schwartz of the Naval War College says that we are in the midst of a major shift: the prevailing assumptions of the last 25 years about the convergence of interests among the major players is giving way to the return of great power c…
Fantastic Voyage
December 19, 2017
Sarwar A. Kashmeri
America's Selective Burden Shedding?
Nikolas K. Gvosdev 12/08/2017
Instead of the standard "burden sharing," Daniel Hamilton says that the U.S. under Trump is engaging in "selective burden shedding." In other words, the U.S. is re-evaluating its commitments and engagements and selectively (and perhaps unil…
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