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Trumpian Unpredictability

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On October 7, 2019
Back in 2017, Dani Nedal and I wrote an article about Donald Trump’s claim that “unpredictability” is a good approach to conducting U.S. foreign policy. We looked closely at the logic behind it, and the analogy drawn by some pundits to the Nixon “madman theory” of coercive diplomacy. We found both lacking. Thus, for the United States, unpredictability carries […]
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Over at The Monkey Cage, Henry Farrell and Abe Newman argue that the world is headed away from old-style globalization and toward “fortress economies.” In their view, Trump’s latest threats to increase tariffs, as well as his warnings to American companies to relocate out of China, provide a dramatic example of a general trend. U.S. […]
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This is the grave of Dean Acheson. Born in 1893 in Middletown, Connecticut, Acheson grew up rich. He attended Groton and then Yale and then Harvard Law, where he was blown away by Felix Frankfurter, who became a mentor. He entered the Naval Reserve and then during World War I the Naval Overseas Transportation Service. […]
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This is the grave of Samuel Flagg Bemis. Born in 1891 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Bemis graduated from Clark University in 1912 and then got a Ph.D. in History from Harvard in 1916. He went west and taught at Colorado College in Colorado Springs and then Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. After a year outside […]
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