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Foreign Policy Adrift
Foreign Policy Adrift
Beijing Hurries to Cash in on Perceived U.S. Weakness

Beijing plans for 2016 to be a big year for strengthening its military position.

Foreign Policy Adrift
Beijing Sends Missiles to the South China Sea

The meltdown of American resolve and strategic coherence in the Middle East has consequences around the world.

Foreign Policy Adrift
President Pangloss and the Refugee Crisis

The U.N. stated on Friday that over 60 million people across the globe have been pushed out of their homes by wars. This is a result of the foreign policy failures of the West.

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Former SecDef Blasts Foreign Policy Failures

Former SecDef Chuck Hagel is back, and he’s not happy.

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The President As Pangloss

Most of the public is no longer listening to President Obama on national security. He needs a better strategy for describing and defending his policies to the American people.

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Oil Spikes after Jet Strike

President Obama’s pivot away from the Middle East was only possible because of his belief that what happened in the Middle East could stay in the Middle East. But we are now seeing how false that belief is.

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A Humiliating Setback in Afghanistan

When it comes to American foreign policy, dodge, vacillate, and retreat seem to be the order of the day.

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Realism and the American Republic

How Washington fails to reconcile realism and idealism in its current foreign policy.

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Middle East “Stability:” Do We Care? Should We?

The problem with President Obama’s unprecedented “hands-off” policy for the Middle East.

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It's Time to Shake Up Obama's Foreign Policy

The debate about Obama’s foreign policy is not if it is working or it is is not; everyone agrees it is not working. It’s about whether there is anything Obama can do about it.

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Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.


We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

Alliances and Allies

It’s time our allies, and our foreign policy establishment, engage with our President’s worldview on its own terms.

Minya Attack

28 Copts killed in point-blank attack on pilgrims.

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