Post Tagged with: "Foreign Policy"

Review – Brazilian Foreign Policy in Changing Times

Review – Brazilian Foreign Policy in Changing Times

In examining 25 years of Brazil’s foreign policy, Vigevani and Cepaluni skillfully employ lessons from the past to inform the course the state must take to outgrow, outcompete, and eventually overtake the U.S.

I Say Democracy Promotion, You Say Democracy-Development, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off?

I Say Democracy Promotion, You Say Democracy-Development, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off?

The failures to develop stable democracies in Afghanistan and Iraq have shaped the study of U.S. democracy promotion.

Conviction Foreign Policy: Thatcher and Blair Compared

Conviction Foreign Policy: Thatcher and Blair Compared

Both Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair can be described as implementing conviction foreign policies. This is a product of their temperament and characterised by relentless certainty.

John Kerry’s Pacific Dream

John Kerry’s Pacific Dream

The Pacific Dream concept sought to advance two central U.S. foreign policy goals in the Asia-Pacific: expanding the scope of the U.S. pivot beyond defense, and isolating China without singling it out.

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Opportunity and Peril in the North Korean Standoff

Most pundits have determined that Kim Jong Un has consolidated power and is now about to, irrationally, strike out against South Korea and her allies. But, what if this assumption is an error?

Russian Soft Power Under Construction

Russian Soft Power Under Construction

Prospects for a fully-fledged, globally-oriented Russian soft power strategy are promising. But this change of attitude seems to be coming from the top down.

Twenty Years after Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilisations’

Twenty Years after Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilisations’

Huntington’s work, although flawed in various respects, perfectly captured the zeitgeist at the end of the Cold War and encapsulated the hopes and fears of globalisation.

Phronesis, Ethics and Realism

Phronesis, Ethics and Realism

Realist accounts of phronesis are misguided. Phronesis is not just prudence in the sense of a reasoned recognition of the limits of what can be done, but also an ethical virtue that involves reflection on means and ends.

Bhutan: Elections 2013

Bhutan: Elections 2013

While Bhutan has a way to go in its democratization process, as certain social and economic issues need to be tackled, there are also foreign policy challenges which will have to be addressed in 2013 and beyond.

Hu Jintao’s Foreign Policy Legacy

Hu Jintao’s Foreign Policy Legacy

Hu Jintao presided over China’s phenomenal rise as a global power. However, Beijing’s assertiveness was not joined with a broader vision, making China an often reluctant actor internationally.

Phronesis and Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice

Phronesis and Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice

Phronēsis is not of the academy, but of the political world. The key question, is not how IR scholars can “produce” phronēsis but how we can—alongside other international political knowledge producers—help foster it.

The Role of National Leaders in Foreign Policy

The Role of National Leaders in Foreign Policy

Although it is assumed that individual leaders create and implement their own foreign policies, foreign policy is not nearly as leader-centric as observers tend to believe.

Walter Russell Mead, Anklebiters, and Romney’s Vision of the Future

Walter Russell Mead, Anklebiters, and Romney’s Vision of the Future

Romney has been quite vocal in his push for energy independence in North America by 2020. This has more to do with generating domestic economic growth than America’s national security.

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