Tag foreign policy

Ep. 46 – A Foreign Policy for the Left

What does a leftist foreign policy look like? Is it on the right track now or is it time for a change? We have Michael Walzer on to discuss. Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud

Ep. 34 – Foreign Policy for a Networked World

Anne-Marie Slaughter discusses foreign policy and the roles governments and individuals can play in an increasingly networked world.

Why Oil Prices May Go on Falling – Forever

Dieter Helm— When the Saudis decided to draw a halt to the great shale oil boom in the United States at the end of 2014, they thought they could administer a short, sharp shock of lower prices that would kill off this threat, and then the market would rebalance again

Continue reading…

The Past, Present, and Future of America and the Islamic World

Tarek Osman— In 1801, the rulers of Tripoli, in today’s Libya, declared war on the US, after the republic had attacked North African corsairs who had repeatedly pirated American ships in the western Mediterranean. American politicians were not particularly worried about the impact of the Libyan threat on their republic,

Continue reading…

Peter Mansoor on the Iraqi Surge

“The subsequent failures in Iraq shouldn’t take away from what American troops accomplished during what may well be the biggest comeback ever in a guerrilla war….Mansoor provides the definitive account of how it was accomplished…Mansoor is superbly positioned to tell the story, not only because of his academic training but

Continue reading…

Ideology & Iran

With riots erupting in the streets of Iran, many have criticized the Obama Administration’s refusal to take a side on the issue.  In light of the current crisis, there is a renewed opportunity to look at past diplomatic relations in order to develop a strategy for the future.  In his

Continue reading…

Steil and Litan’s Financial Statecraft on this month’s reading list

Benn Steil and Robert Litan’s Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy, now available in paperback, was chosen by Daniel W. Drezner as one of the books of the month for “March (and February… um, January too).” Drezner’s blog is “sharp but informal commentary on politics

Continue reading…

Etzioni ponders the hypocrisy of illegal immigration policies

In another blog for The Huffington Post, Yale Press author Amitai Etzioni discusses “The Immigration Hypocrisy.” He begins: The United States is spending scores of billions of dollars to build fences and to train and enlarge the border patrol in an effort to stop illegal immigrants from entering the country,

Continue reading…

Pearl Harbor remembered

In remembrance of the attack on Pearl Harbor 66 years ago today, here are some books related to the “day of infamy” and World War II. Crises in U.S. Foreign Policy: An International History Reader by Michael H. Hunt Repeatedly in the twentieth century, the United States has been involved

Continue reading…

Amitai Etzioni on The Huffington Post

Amitai Etzioni, author of Security First: For a Muscular, Moral Foreign Policy, was a recent guest blogger for The Huffington Post. The article, called “An Honesty Test for Politicians,” begins: In the course of this campaign season many questions have been raised about the character of the various candidates for

Continue reading…