Dangerous Illusions

Policymakers in the United States and Europe have adopted the position that their mission is to promote democracy worldwide, regularly arguing that if they fail, authoritarian governments will exploit American restraint and join forces. Read More Here

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An ascendant China. A revanchist Russia. The failure of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to achieve U.S. objectives. Climate change. The threat of nuclear proliferation. Rising authoritarianism. The challenges to U.S. influence on the world stage have become so numerous, serious, and complex that some experts see the “unraveling” of American power. Read More Here

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G7 Meet Underscores Fault Lines On China

The G7 is under compulsion to reinvent itself. The weekend summit marked the first step toward reframing the G7 as the fountainhead of the democratic world, enabling it to lead a coalition of the willing in a global campaign against China. However, there are signs of disunity among the G7 countries in regard to an […]

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The Clash Of Systems?

The Biden administration is correct to emphasize the challenges facing democracy around the world, but the more immediate threat to the United States and other democracies lies within, not without. At present, the dangers of conceiving of U.S.-Chinese competition as a global contest between democratic and autocratic systems outweigh the benefits. Read More Here

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The Real Significance Of The Biden-Putin Summit In Geneva

The Geneva summit will come on the heels of steadily rising hostilities between Moscow and Washington. The White House levied a series of sanctions on Russia in recent months over the arrest and imprisonment of Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, Russia’s election interference, and the SolarWinds cyberattack. Read Here | The National Interest

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The Art of War In The Age of Peace

As for the state of the world, for some, the headlines say it all. There’s an aggressive China, a vengeful Russia, a nuclear-minded North Korea, a hostile Iran, and a disintegrating Afghanistan. All of these foreign policy problems are superimposed on top of warming climates, rising oceans and spreading pandemics. Read Here | The National […]

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