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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.

November 3, 2017

Donald Trump
Podcast Sovereignty Protecting Sovereignty

CFR's Stewart M. Patrick joins Robert McMahon to discuss sovereignty and U.S. interests.

March 23, 2018

United States
John Bolton speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland on February 24, 2017. John Bolton, Sovereignty Warrior

The president has selected the nation’s premier champion of a narrow, defensive, and ultimately self-defeating approach to the U.S. role in the world.

September 25, 2017

United States
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on September 19, 2017. Trump's Sovereignty Doctrine

In an op-ed recently published in U.S. News and World Report, I assess what the president got right and wrong about sovereignty. President Donald Trump's reckless threat to "totally destroy" Nort…

June 12, 2017

United States
Trump pumps fist as he departs for golf course Trump's "Sovereignty" Canard

In justifying his decision to renounce the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump on Thursday cited the need to defend U.S. sovereignty. This is a red herring if ever there was one. 

December 4, 2017

United States
Sovereignty Wars Facebook Live: The Sovereignty Wars

I sat down today with my colleague Stewart Patrick to discuss his new book, The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World. It was a far-ranging discussion about the perpetual battle in Ame…

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 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 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…

January 8, 2018

China's President Xi Jinping is shown on a screen during the fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China, December 4, 2017 Year in Review: Chinese Cyber Sovereignty in Action

2017 was a year of great energy and activism for China in cyberspace, with the Chinese leadership pushing on three interconnected fronts: information control; cybersecurity; and international norms a…