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James M. Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

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U.S. service members hold the U.S. flag at ceremony honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)

Thanking America’s Veterans

Today is Veterans Day. Americans first celebrated it on November 11, 1919, one year to the day after the end of the conflict they knew as the Great War and we (regrettably) know today as World War I. Read More

November 10, 2018

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Happy 243rd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 243 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions.

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October 26, 2018

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Learning More About The Empty Throne

One of the delights of finishing a book is that you get to talk about it. Since PublicAffairs released The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership last week, Ivo Daalder and I have been on the road discussing our argument that America First foreign policies are undermining U.S. interests. Two of the events were on the record. The moderators and audiences asked great questions.

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October 19, 2018

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The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership

The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership, my latest book with Ivo H. Daalder, just debuted. It chronicles President Trump’s first eighteen months directing U.S. foreign policy.

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