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Lean Forward

In Defense of American Engagement

Authors: Stephen Brooks, G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, and William C. Wohlforth
January/February 2013
Foreign Affairs


Now, more than ever, the United States might be tempted to pull back from the world. That would be a mistake, since an engaged grand strategy has served the country exceptionally well for the past six decades -- helping prevent the outbreak of conflict in the world's most important regions, keeping the global economy humming, and facilitating international cooperation.

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