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September 12, 2017

United Nations
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia's President Vladimir Putin. Thug Life: Why is Donald Trump So Cozy with Dictators?

In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I examine President Donald J. Trump’s embrace of foreign strongmen. You can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps. Donald Trump’s strange affin…

October 31, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
U.S. Sovereignty Enhanced, Not Undermined, by International Cooperation, Writes Stewart Patrick in New CFR Book

When the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord in June, President Donald J. Trump justified the move as a necessary reassertion of U.S. sovereignty. In The Sovereignty…

January 29, 2018

Trump Foreign Policy
Trump Rally Sovereignty in the Spotlight: What Trump Gets Right and Wrong

On the eve of Trump's first State of the Union address, it is worth reviewing what is behind his America First doctrine and what does its focus on national sovereignty signal for the future of U.S. g…

January 26, 2018

United States
Trump at Davos Trump at Davos: Nationalism, Globalism, and American Sovereignty

Though declaring the United States "open for business," President Trump affirmed his preference for bilateral trade. And while trying to reassure the world that "America First does not mean America a…

January 23, 2018

Trump Foreign Policy
Trump and Turnbull How U.S. Allies Are Adapting to "America First"

In a new postscript published in Foreign Affairs, I analyze the evidence of countries hedging against the United States after one year of President Trump’s “America First” agenda. At the dawn of t…

January 8, 2018

World Order
Woodrow Wilson Trump and Wilson's Ghost: The Fourteen Points Turn 100 year

In an op-ed recently published in the Hill, I contrast President Donald J. Trump’s transactional and cynical diplomacy with President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points, which turn one hundred today. …

January 25, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Carlos Barria/Reuters What the Global Elite Can Learn From Donald Trump

Those attending Davos would be wise to realize that some of Trump’s populist message may be right. Likewise, the president must recognize that “making America great again” requires the U.S. to shape …

November 15, 2016

rtx2t2gn_b Donald Trump’s Global Agenda: What Have You Got to Lose?

Donald J. Trump’s election as U.S. president could have seismic consequences for international cooperation. During the campaign, the candidate signaled his intent to shake up established U.S. foreign…

January 2, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars Teaching Notes The Sovereignty Wars

Teaching Notes for The Sovereignty Wars written by CFR Senior Fellow and Director Stewart M. Patrick.

December 28, 2017

Global Governance
Angela Merkel, Donald J. Trump, and Emmanuel Macron during a family photo at the G7 Summit in Sicily, Italy on May 27, 2017. Year One of America First: Global Governance in 2017

Coauthored with Anne Shannon, former intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. After President Donald J. Trump’s election last fal…