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The Future of International Order

Rebecca Lissner and Mira Rapp-Hooper— Foreign policy elites have reached a near-consensus that the liberal international order led by the United States since World War II is fraying, as its institutions, laws, and norms are growing less effective and its principles of free markets, democracy promotion, constraints on the use

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A Lesson for American Foreign Trade with China

Matthew Lockwood— In 1792, the Emperor of China sent a letter to George III of Great Britain. Beneath the surface of diplomatic politeness, it was a gallingly peremptory, even dismissive note, especially for a missive sent to the ruler of an Empire upon which the sun was just beginning not

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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