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January 2, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

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

The Sovereignty Wars Teaching Notes

November 3, 2017

Donald Trump
Protecting Sovereignty

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

Podcast Sovereignty

March 23, 2018

United States
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.

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

September 25, 2017

United States
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…

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

June 12, 2017

United States
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. 

Trump pumps fist as he departs for golf course

September 18, 2018

United Kingdom
Brexit, Voice, and Loyalty: Britain’s Torturous EU Exit and the Dilemmas of National Sovereignty

In choosing to leave the EU, British voters decided that Brexit was the only way to preserve their national sovereignty. But in choosing to leave that club, they are experiencing the trade-offs inher…

An official carries a Union Jack flag ahead of a news conference by Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels, Belgium on July 20, 2017.

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…

December 4, 2017

United States
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…

Sovereignty Wars

October 26, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
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…

UN Ambassadors vote during a Security Council meeting on North Korea in New York City, United States, on September 11, 2017.

October 17, 2017

Donald Trump
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…

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.