Stavridis: Shill for Military Contractor?

by Eli Clifton On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Retired Admiral James Stavridis is on Hillary Clinton’s shortlist for a vice presidential candidate alongside Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA). We’ve previously reported on Stavridis’s opposition to the Iran deal… Continue Reading  

Pew Survey: Global Views of Obama Remain Positive

by Derek Davison Barack Obama has destroyed America’s image all over the world. By turning away from the wildly successful foreign policy of his predecessor, George W. Bush, Obama has undermined American power, weakened America’s stature, and caused the United… Continue Reading  

The Foreign Consequences of Trump’s Racism

by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump is waging the most explicitly racist major U.S. presidential campaign since the third-party candidacy of segregationist George C. Wallace in 1968. The exploitation of bias based on ethnicity or religion has taken more subtle… Continue Reading  

The Safety and Sameness of Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy

by Paul R. Pillar The easy part for Hillary Clinton and her speechwriters in constructing what was billed as a major foreign policy speech was to enumerate some of the many valid reasons that Donald Trump is unfit to lead… Continue Reading  

Foreign Policy and Presidential Politics as a Team Sport

by Paul R. Pillar Bernie Sanders has become a primary focus of a common quadrennial subject for foreign policy wonks and presidential campaign watchers: the “teams” of advisers who affiliate with different campaigns. Ostensibly these advisers provide their respective candidates… Continue Reading