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February 15, 2018

China
U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. U.S. Policy Toward China: Dumping the Baby, the Bathwater, and the Tub

According to a recent Foreign Affairs article, U.S. policy toward China has failed. Two senior Asia officials who served in the Obama administration, my good friends Kurt Campbell and Ely Ratner (who…

February 13, 2018

United States
FA MA 2018 Cover Walking Away From World Order: Weighing Trump’s First Year of Foreign Policy

“Nobody really knew what to expect when Donald Trump became U.S. president. Would he disrupt the status quo or maintain it? Blow himself up or escape unscathed? One year in, the answer is yes,” write…

June 8, 2017

Islamic State
A boy is evacuated from the Iranian parliament during an attack. Why Did the Islamic State Target Tehran?

With its attacks in Iran, the Islamic State is trying to demonstrate that despite military setbacks it remains a capable Sunni vanguard.

January 2, 2018

South Korea
U.S. Alliance Remains South Korea’s Strongest Security Guarantee, Argues Scott Snyder in New Book

  January 2, 2018—“South Korea’s only viable strategic option for the foreseeable future is continued cultivation and strengthening of the alliance …

February 26, 2017

International Organizations
Brendan McDermid/Reuters The Role of the UN Secretary-General

The UN’s top leadership position has broad authority to steer the organization’s agenda but its impact has varied widely among office holders since 1946.

February 13, 2018

Economics
Play Stalin 'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

January 22, 2007

Afghanistan
U.S. Will Press Broad NATO ‘Offensive’ in Afghanistan

A top U.S. State Department official says Washington wants the alliance to beat back the Taliban’s resurgence.

January 23, 2018

Russia
Play Joe Biden CFR Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden

Coauthors Joe Biden and Michael Carpenter discuss the article, “How to Stand Up to the Kremlin: Defending Democracy Against Its Enemies,” which appears in the January/February issue of Foreign Affair…

December 19, 2016

Development
aleppo-crowd_rtx2vo8t Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from December 11 to December 19, was comp…

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Rollback: Reagan’s Cold Warriors, the Restoration of American Power, and the Seeds of Hubris

My project seeks to assess how terrorism affects governmental policy and decision-making. It focuses on the Ronald Reagan presidency which, for the first time in U.S. history, identified terrorism as…