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The Water's Edge

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

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United States
The President’s Inbox Recap: America’s New Cold Wars
The post-Cold War era is over and a dangerous new era of great power competition has begun.
Election 2024
Election 2024: Biden Raises Tariffs on China
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: President Joe Biden imposed new tariffs on Chinese imports, raising tensions with Beijing and slowing America’s green transition.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The President’s Inbox Recap: The Impact of AI on Warfare
Artificial intelligence will transform how wars are fought.
  • United States
    Election 2024: Where the Presidential Race Stands With Six Months to Go
    Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Joe Biden and Donald Trump remain locked in a tight contest where third-party candidates could decide the outcome.
  • Grand Strategy
    The President’s Inbox Recap: The Case for Liberal Internationalism
    The liberal international order is more resilient than its critics recognize.
  • United States
    Election 2024: Trump Talks Foreign Policy With Time Magazine
    Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Donald Trump gave his most detailed interview on foreign policy yet. He made some dubious claims but didn’t call for America to come home.
  • China
    The President’s Inbox Recap: A Second China Shock
    A surge in Chinese manufacturing exports is threatening jobs in many countries, not just the United States.
  • United States
    Election 2024: Is Donald Trump an Isolationist?
    Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Donald Trump has long criticized U.S. foreign policy. That doesn’t mean he wants America to “come home.”
  • United States
    Election 2024: Donald Trump Declines to Fight Aid to Ukraine
    Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This Week: Donald Trump has chosen to stand aside as the House of Representatives moves to vote on aid to Ukraine.
  • Israel
    The President’s Inbox Recap: Iran’s Attack on Israel
    The unprecedented Iranian attack on Israel raises concerns of a wider Middle East conflict.