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The End Of American Power

Beyond the realm of policy, a Trump victory would mark a sea change for the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world. It would signal to others that Washington has given up its aspirations for global leadership and abandoned any notion of moral purpose on the international stage. 

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

How The US And India Became Brothers In Arms

Indian Defence, Shri Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar with U.S. Defence Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a joint press conference in New Delhi on October 27, 2020. Photo/PIB

The visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to India for the third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue coupled with the recent Quad consultations between the two sides have refocused attention on the ties between two of the world’s biggest, and perhaps most consequential, democracies.

Read Here | Asia Times

Why America First Is Here To Stay, Even If Donald Trump Is Defeated

Whether or not this is Donald Trump’s last year as president, the near-certainty of new episodes of reckless overreach by American foreign policymakers means that this is not the last the country has seen of his America First policy.

Read Here | The National Interest

Washington’s Foreign Diplomats Frozen Out By Team Biden

There is a new parlour game that Washington’s diplomatic circles are playing with increasing frustration. It’s called: “Can you crack the Biden foreign-policy team’s cone of silence?”

Read Here | Foreign Policy

What Americans Can Learn From Their Isolationist Past

Excavating the tension between isolationism and internationalism can help restore prudence to U.S. statecraft. Charles Kupchan seeks to do just that in his new book. 

Read Here | The National Interest

What Would The Trump And Biden Foreign Policy Teams Look Like And How Is China Affected?

US President Donald Trump has been reaching into his 2016 playbook to target China during his re-election campaign, playing up his administration’s combative approach to Beijing and portraying his opponent Joe Biden as “soft” on China.

Read Here | South China Morning Post

The Overreach Of The China Hawks

Managing the relationship with Beijing is a long-term project that cannot succeed without domestic revitalisation, greater unity of national purpose, and a respect for global opinion. But above all, U.S. leaders have to take a much more realistic view of the United States’ relationship with China than is now common in Washington…

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

Trump And Biden Are Both Touting Foreign-Policy Failures As Achievements

With the world on fire from Thailand to Nigeria, there wasn’t much talk of international affairs in the final debate of the 2020 campaign—and when there was, both candidates defended flawed approaches to North Korea.

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Sleepwalking Into World War III

The Trump administration has consistently elevated military voices over those of experienced civil servants in the development of foreign policy, and funding cuts to non-defense federal agencies, along with the resignations of many career civil servants, have left government offices woefully understaffed.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

Trump’s Foreign-Policy Adventures Haven’t All Flopped

Alliances are still standing (if frayed), America’s hard power remains unrivalled (for now), and Trump steered well clear of any costly new military blunders like the war in Iraq or the 2011 intervention in Libya. Even some of Trump’s fiercest critics acknowledge that the administration has notched some important foreign-policy successes—most notably on China and in the Middle East.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

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