The End of US National Interest

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by John H. Johns and Trita Parsi It was not even a month ago that Donald Trump signaled that he wanted to get U.S. troops out of Syria. “I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home,” he… Continue Reading  

Mearsheimer and Bacevich on the Future of American Foreign Policy

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by Derek Davison Last year, to mark the end of the Obama administration, LobeLog spoke with foreign policy analysts Andrew Bacevich, of Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, and John Mearsheimer, of the University of Chicago. The resulting interview… Continue Reading  

America Alone

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by Paul R. Pillar The congressionally mandated national security strategies have for the most part not merited the term “strategy”. They are public documents meant for public consumption rather than as guides to decision-making about individual foreign policy problems. They… Continue Reading  

The Trump Effect: “America First” Loses Support

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by Derek Davison Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump railed against what he argued were foreign and trade policies that favored other countries over America. His slogans—“America First,” “Make America Great Again,” and “Americanism not Globalism”—played to voters’… Continue Reading  

The Making of a Pariah Nation

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by Tom Engelhardt In its own inside-out, upside-down way, it’s almost wondrous to behold. As befits our president’s wildest dreams, it may even prove to be a record for the ages, one for the history books. He was, after all,… Continue Reading