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Toolbox: CEPAs

China is seizing the initiative in Asian economic diplomacy. U.S. policy should respond with CEPAs—the first one with Japan.

Between Relativism and Fundamentalism

Neither relativism nor fundamentalism offers a basis for reasoned discourse on moral choices. We need a revitalized “protestant” middle way.

Deep and Wide

American Evangelicals are far more diverse than media caricatures aver.

War Stories

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, most Americans wanted to fight the terrorists and the regimes that aided them. Even before┬áthat year ended, however, some voices warned that the impulsive, reckless policies of the Bush Administration would ultimately pose more of a danger to Americans and their way of life than the terrorists and their […]

Originalist Sin

How historical periods are defined depends on the purposes of the definer. Geologists look to rock structure,┬ádemarking eras such as the Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic, Mesozoic and Paleozoic. Economists look to the primary source of wealth: the Iron Age, the Bronze Age, the Industrial Age and now the Information Age. Chroniclers of foreign affairs look to […]

Blowtorch Bob in Baghdad

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

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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