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A recent episode of bloggingheads.tv features John Ikenberry and Patrick Porter. They discuss the Biden administration, liberal international order, and the “Rooseveltian Internationalism” article that I wrote about a few weeks back. If this kind of stuff interests you, then I suggest giving the video a try. Ikenberry is perhaps the foremost theorist of “liberal […]
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I have a brand new piece online at Foreign Affairs on why I’m extremely skeptical of the idea of “Great-Power Competition” as a strategic framework. Great powers compete. The relative decline of the United States means that other great powers – notably rising ones, such as China – can compete more effectively than they could […]
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Trump Lost his Trade War

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In china , foreign policy
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On January 13, 2021
At least, that’s the conclusion of an interesting piece in Bloomberg News. The deficit did fall year-on-year in 2019, as U.S. companies switched to imports from countries like Vietnam, but it remained higher than the $254 billion gap in 2016. That was partly because Beijing’s imposition of retaliatory tariffs on about $110 billion in goods reduced […]
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Voice of America First?

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In foreign policy
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On July 10, 2020
I’ve mentioned the VOA before. Yesterday word leaked that the propagandist that Trump put in charge of the VOA plans to let the visas of foreign journalist lapse. In effect, this means that many face persecution, especially those who would have to return to countries like China as Cambodia. As James Palmer sums up: This […]
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