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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.

Looking For a New Global Player? Watch Out for the EU

Looking For a New Global Player? Watch Out for the EU

The EU’s role in international relations has often been questioned since its members have different goals and pursue them through incompatible strategies. Yet, the EU has the potential to fulfil a notable role.

Anticipating a Romney Foreign Policy

Anticipating a Romney Foreign Policy

The combination of domestic politics in the US and abroad may limit Romney’s ability to bring about real change in foreign policy. In this his fate may be strikingly similar to that of Obama.

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Australia has not withdrawn its SC candidacy. Whether that confidence is warranted will be revealed next week when the General Assembly meets to elect nonpermanent members of the Security Council.

Where the Heck is Central Sulawesi and Why Should I Care?

Where the Heck is Central Sulawesi and Why Should I Care?

Sulawesi’s situation has the potential to turn into a Darfur or Southern Philippines-type conflict. The disturbing aspect of this conflict is that it is not on any radar screens in the west.

Foreign Policy and the 2012 Presidential Election: Divergent Visions for the Future

Foreign Policy and the 2012 Presidential Election: Divergent Visions for the Future

Foreign policy matters in this presidential election. President Obama has offered an approach to American foreign policy that rejects the policy of the George W. Bush administration, while Governor Romney is likely to offer an updated version of it.

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

As American foreign policy begins to represent a crusade, surely it is time to reconsider the strategic shadows that the post-Cold War foreign policy initiatives have cast.

Contesting Sovereignty Over Pacific Islands During WWII

Contesting Sovereignty Over Pacific Islands During WWII

During World War II, the Pacific Islands were an area of great power rivalry between the otherwise allied Britain and the United States The catalyst for this rivalry was the expansion of civil and military aviation.

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