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A Parting of Values: America First versus Transactionalism

| January 2020
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Some of the commentary I have received from the post on Soleimani and the Democratic Primary Electorate has focused on how the discussion about the next steps that ought to be taken by the United States have or have not addressed the questions of American values. In other words, to what extent should an American […]

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Soleimani and the Democratic Primary Electorate

| January 2020
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In the aftermath of the U.S. drone strike on the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, General Qassem Soleimani, Sarah Jones, over at New York Magazine, ponders whether  we will see more focus on foreign policy questions in the Democratic presidential primary.

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Loisach Group and the Democratic Community Narrative

| December 2019
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I am at the Berlin meetings of the Losaich Group, a U.S.-German strategic dialogue, which has convened this week to discuss the trans-Atlantic relationship within the frame of “great power competition,” particularly the rise of China.

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Vox Populi, Eurasia Group Foundation and Narratives

| December 2019
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The Eurasia Group Foundation (EGF) has released its report on public attitudes towards U.S. foreign policy.

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Philosophy, not “Jeopardy!”: Making Foreign Policy Relevant

| December 2019
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The Council on Foreign Relations and the National Geographic Society commissioned Gallup to survey Americans about foreign affairs. From the press release announcing the results, the pollsters concluded that “adult Americans exhibit gaps in their knowledge about geography and world affairs.

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Trump is the Symptom, Not the Problem

| November 2019
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Astute observers of U.S. foreign policy have been making the case, as we move into the 2020 elections, not to see the interruptions in the flow of U.S. foreign policy solely as a result of the personality and foibles of the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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A Washington Insider Take on the Narratives

| November 2019
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Are we in a moment?  Ever since Trump was elected I have been trying to sort out whether we have reached a critical turning point in U.S. relations with the world or whether this is a momentary flare up (which because we are in the moment) we are over emphasizing the importance of. 

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What We’ve Been Reading

What We’ve Been Reading

| November 2019
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Welcome to our roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s what we’ve been reading this month.

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