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I’ve written before about the Trump administration’s reckless and dangerous assault on America’s diplomatic power. Our diplomats are the lifeblood of extensive international networks that the United States uses to mobilize international support for its foreign-policy goals. In recent history, declining great powers have been able to hold onto outsized leverage via, in part, the accumulated institutional […]
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If you followed me on Twitter in 2016-2017 or read some of my posts in the same period, you may know that one of my least favorite phrases is “soft power.” Nye used the term back in 1990 to explain why, despite American relative decline, the United States was “bound to lead.” Recall that in […]
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Derek Robertson has a story in Politico which argues that Bernie Sanders is on the leading edge of Democratic foreign policy. I think it’s probably correct, and it quotes me, so you should read it. A sample: [Jake] Sullivan isn’t alone in his judgment. Van Jackson, a foreign policy expert and adviser to the Pentagon during […]
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While many issues divide the progressive coalition—which I understand as an umbrella term for the center-left, left-liberals, democratic socialists, and various social-justice movements—international security and international political economy provide some of the most intractable disputes. Disagreements about health policy, for example, primarily revolves around the wisdom of incrementalism and the specific mix of policies best […]
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