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The Trouble with USAID

USAID is a mess. Can the Administration’s recent reform package fix it up?

Reflecting on China

What are the sources of the American image around the world? How has it changed in recent years? And what, if anything, can the U.S. government do to shape that image? The American Interest posed these questions to a distinguished group of international observers. Their answers reflect diverse histories and circumstances, and offer some useful […]

For a Change

What are the sources of the American image around the world? How has it changed in recent years? And what, if anything, can the U.S. government do to shape that image? The American Interest posed these questions to a distinguished group of international observers. Their answers reflect diverse histories and circumstances, and offer some useful […]

The Democracy Bureaucracy

President Bush has made the spread of democracy the central strategic goal of U.S. foreign policy. Are we organized to do this?

Blowtorch Bob in Baghdad

Robert Komer’s retrospective on the Vietnam War sheds a hazy light on U.S. choices in Iraq.

A Short History of a Big Mistake

Americans revere the Framers, but few realize how distorted their handwork became at the hands of the 17th Amendment.

Industrial Folklore

George Gerbner studied the cultural impact of television with greater intensity than anyone. A colleague explains what he learned.

Get Smart

Next to war, the greatest threat to American power and prosperity is our acute education deficit.

Dissecting Anti-isms

Anti-Americanism is distinguished by five characteristics common to all “anti-isms.”

Double Vision

What are the sources of the American image around the world? How has it changed in recent years? And what, if anything, can the U.S. government do to shape that image? The American Interest posed these questions to a distinguished group of international observers. Their answers reflect diverse histories and circumstances, and offer some useful […]

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KRGexit

Pretty much everyone: Iraqi Kurdistan’s neighbors threaten devastating responses as Kurds head to the polls.

higher ed in turmoil

An NYT op-ed proposes that rioters ought to be granted control over what events may and may not be held on college campuses.

Oh Snap

Is Shinzo Abe repeating the mistakes of Theresa May?

Setting Sun

President Trump now has the option to levy import tariffs on solar panels that caused “serious injury” to U.S. producers.

the new culture wars

The policy that set in motion a fierce culture war over young people, sex, and the meaning of consent is no more.

Rogue Nations

Trump’s simultaneous confrontation of Pyongyang and Tehran could have unintended consequences.

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