How American Foreign Policy Changed the World

Walter Russell Mead,a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that America has four contrasting foreign policy traditions: a "Hamiltonian" concern with U.S. economic well-being at home and abroad; a "Wilsonian" impulse to promulgate U.S. values throughout the world; a "Jeffersonian" focus on protecting American democracy in a perilous world; and a bellicose,... Continue Reading →

Superpowers Don’t Get to Retire

Robert Kagan in The New Republic wrote¬†that Americans may be tired of leading the world, but "Superpowers Don't Get to Retire." He fears that "a breakdown in the world order that America made is occurring," a period of retrenchment in which America is too reluctant to lead the world, whether in the Middle East, North... Continue Reading →

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