A rapidly changing world poses both challenges and opportunities to the United States. The U.S. Foreign Policy program seeks to understand those challenges and opportunities, and assess the forces and dynamics shaping U.S. foreign policy decision-making, and offer specific recommendations for action.
The early advantages the United States held in cyberspace have largely disappeared as the internet has become more fragmented, less free, and more dangerous. The United States needs a new foreign policy for cyberspace to secure its economic and security interests.
Many of the supposedly unprecedented features of contemporary politics have familiar echoes in earlier American history, and so the best mirror in which to see our present moment clearly could be our own past. This is the first in a series of posts putting current American politics in historical perspective, beginning with the 1790s.