Idealpolitik vs. Realpolitik
The Foreign Policy Debate We Need

How to temper idealism with the demands of responsible statecraft—without abandoning our commitment to democracy and human rights? This is the question facing America’s foreign policy hands as they look beyond the Trump presidency.

Appeared in: Volume 15, Number 4 | Published on: January 8, 2020
Ivan Krastev is the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, and the author of The Light That Failed with Stephen Holmes. Leonard Benardo is vice president of Open Society Foundations.
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