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March 1, 2017

South Korea
Expanding South Korea’s Security Role in the Asia-Pacific Region

South Korea has much to lose if it does not help Southeast Asia address regional flash points such as disputes in the South China Sea.

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…

October 31, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

Stewart Patrick argues that the United States can protect its sovereignty while advancing American interests in a global age. He clarifies what is at stake in the sovereignty debate, arguing that the…

October 27, 2017

A woman carrying her child casts her vote during general elections in the district of Poroy in Cuzco, April 10, 2016. Public Perspectives Toward Democracy

I was recently featured on a panel with Katie Simmons and Ken Wollack, moderated by Bruce Stokes, that discussed global public opinion toward democracy amid the rise of populists and autocrats, and t…

October 26, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
UN Ambassadors vote during a Security Council meeting on North Korea in New York City, United States, on September 11, 2017. Reddit Ask Me Anything on Sovereignty

Yesterday I had the opportunity to answer questions in a two-hour Reddit Ask Me Anything on sovereignty, the topic of my forthcoming book, The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World. Th…

October 24, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
U.S. President Donald J. Trump leads a rally marking his first 100 days in office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on April 29, 2017. The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World

To preview the release of my book, The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World, I recently sat down with CFR Senior Vice President and Director of Studies James M. Lindsay. We discuss…

November 17, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Royal Marine poses for photographers with the Unmanned Vehicle Robot, Testudo, at the launch of the Defense Technology Plan in London on February 26, 2009. Can Civil Society Succeed In Its Quest to Ban ‘Killer Robots’?

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program, and Kyle Evanoff, research associate, international economics and U…

March 1, 1999

The U.S.-Japan Alliance

During the Cold War, the U.S.-Japan alliance was at the core of the American presence, power, and prestige in the Asia-Pacific region. When the Cold War ended, many questioned whether the alliance wo…

October 17, 2017

Donald Trump
U.S. President Donald J. Trump walks from the White House in Washington, DC, before his departure to Greer, South Carolina, on October 16, 2017. The Self-Defeating Sovereignty Obsession

In an op-ed recently published in RealClearWorld, I examine the misconception behind President Donald J. Trump’s obsession with American sovereignty. Donald Trump’s “America First” policy is an i…

October 12, 2017

United States
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax reform in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on October 11, 2017. The Wall Is in Trump’s Head: Immigration, National Sovereignty, and America’s Borders

In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I examine the inconvenient truths that confront President Trump’s border wall proposal. President Trump’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood A…