Post Tagged with: "US foreign policy"

Interview – Stephen Walt

Interview – Stephen Walt

Prof. Stephen Walt discusses his current book project on the failures of American foreign policy, realist IR theory, and the nature of American political institutions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (July 23, 2009) -- A Brazilian Marine on point signals to his fireteam of a possible enemy sighting during a patrolling exercise of Southern Exchange 2009 (SE09). Patrolling, which is said to be one of the most vital training exercises, is used in every sort of conflict in any terrain, and therefore is taught with the highest level of gravity. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan G. Wright/Released)

Imperialism by Another Name: The US “War on Drugs” in Colombia

This essay examines US policy towards Colombia from Truman to Reagan, tracing the emergent “war on drugs” and the related political, economic, and military strategies.

Review – Drug War Capitalism

Review – Drug War Capitalism

Dawn Paley’s book captures the opportunistic capacity of neoliberal decision-makers to advance policy agendas through the War on Drugs in Latin America.

Review – The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses

Review – The Politics of Subjectivity in American Foreign Policy Discourses

Intriguing throughout, this book is an excellent introduction for students interested in how psychoanalytic ideas and emotions are applicable to international politics.

Finding an Alternative World Order

Finding an Alternative World Order

Serious change in the global security order can come about only when the United States actually does less international intervening. Then, others will do more – if slowly at first.

Donald Trump and the Emergent Dominant Narrative in US Foreign Policy

Donald Trump and the Emergent Dominant Narrative in US Foreign Policy

Trump is laying the groundwork for a fundamental shift in the way Americans think about foreign security policy. The question is, how long will America First persist?

Managing Global Security beyond ‘Pax Americana’

Managing Global Security beyond ‘Pax Americana’

The rivalry of superpowers that we saw in the 20th century was a certain kind of world order. The hubris of one rich and powerful nation, the USA, is another – and one that is likely to end soon.

The Appeal of ‘America First’ in Donald Trump’s America

The Appeal of ‘America First’ in Donald Trump’s America

Both the diminution of America’s supremacy and the war-weariness of the American public raise questions about the solidity of the nation’s extensive security commitments.

Online Resources – US Foreign Policy

Online Resources – US Foreign Policy

Primary resources, declassified papers, public policy documents and links to the Presidential Libraries in the USA. Part of E-IR’s Online Resources section.

Long Game, Hard Choices: The Obama Administration and Democracy in Egypt

Long Game, Hard Choices: The Obama Administration and Democracy in Egypt

The experiences of the Arab Spring cannot be erased and the US will have no choice but to factor in its foreign policy, the popular political aspirations in the region.

The Obama Administration and Israel: Aberration or Harbinger of Change?

The Obama Administration and Israel: Aberration or Harbinger of Change?

We are witnessing the start of an unraveling bi-partisan support in the US for Israel, which has potentially been hurried by the Obama-Netanyahu feud.

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