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Trump just announced that the United States will be exiting the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which Reagan and Gorbachev signed in 1987. The treaty was a key inflection point in the process that ended the Cold War, so it seems almost fitting that an administration captured by interwar conservative foreign-policy thinking would give it […]
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Believe it or not, it wasn’t that long ago that Trump issued his “sovereignty and patriotism” speech at the United Nations. I expect most readers remember it primarily for the spectacle of world leaders laughing at Trump’s claim to have made America great again, but it did have other content. In the speech, Trump used […]
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I have a piece, “Toward a Neo-Progressive Foreign Policy: The Case for an Internationalist Left,” at Foreign Affairs. It synthesizes some of my thoughts about what progressive foreign policy should look like. While I do provide a few illustrative specifics, the more general point is that we need to start from principles rather than simply laying […]
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People have been handwringing about the impending demise of the liberal international order for over a decade. But, since 2016, that handwringing has given way, at least in some circles, to full-scale panic. First the British people voted to leave the European Union. Then Donald Trump campaigned—and won—on a promise to renegotiate the basic terms […]
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