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Biden’s Global, Muscular Liberalism is an Indefensible Foreign Policy in 2021

"Global, muscular liberalism of both parties has manifestly failed to deliver th...

By Elbridge Colby

Getting Out Is Biden’s Best Syria Policy

To think the U.S. is the key to building a modern Syrian state from scratch is t...

By Daniel DePetris

President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Warning Against The “Military Industrial Complex”

President Eisenhower's dire last-minute warning against what he called 'The Mili...

By US National Archives

‘Generation Z’ and Foreign Policy: Building a Common Vision of Restraint in a Divided Era

Jake Mercier analyzes how sharp generational divides have made it harder for Ame...

By Jake Mercier

China and Civic Piety

Micah Meadowcraft makes the case that the best way to take on China is by starti...

By Micah Meadowcroft

John Quincy Adams’ 1821 Independence Day Address

Then-Secretary of State John Quincy Adams used this speech to lay out his vision...

By President John Quincy Adams

Joe Biden: Just Another Liberal Internationalist

In this podcast, the hosts discuss what a liberal internationalist foreign polic...

By ‘Empire Has No Clothes’ Podcast

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Can We Please Buy Greenland? (feat. Nick Solheim)

In Today's "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sit downs with American Moment's very own ...

By Moment of Truth

The True Cost of War (feat. Joe Kent) | Moment of Truth Ep. 16

In Today's "Moment of Truth," Saurabh & Nick sit down with Joe Kent, former Gree...

By Moment of Truth

Exiting Afghanistan: Ending America’s Longest War

“It is not too late to declare victory over the forces that compelled the Unit...

By Benjamin H. Friedman

The Irresistible Rise of the Civilisation-State

Western liberalism has no answer to assertive powers that take pride in their cu...

By Aris Roussinos

Whither War, and 2024 (feat. Curt Mills) | Moment of Truth Ep. 8

In today’s episode, Saurabh, Nick, and guest Curt Mills discuss Trump vs. Bide...

By Moment of Truth

Why Foreign Policy Restraint Has To Be Part Of The GOP’s Realignment

Doves and realigners have the same enemies....

By Arthur Bloom

Can China Rise Peacefully?

If the China continues growing rapidly, the US will once again face a potential ...

By John J. Mearsheimer

Good Reads

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

The United States, Barry R. Posen argues in Restraint, has grown incapable of mo...

By Barry R. Posen

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

In The Hell of Good Intentions, Stephen Walt critiques liberal hegemony and the ...

By Stephen Walt

America’s War for the Greater Middle East

From the 1983 Beirut bombing to the Iraq War and the later rise of ISIS, Andrew ...

By Andrew Bacevich

American Diplomacy

"George F. Kennan's American Diplomacy (1950) has been a standard work on Americ...

By George F. Kennan

Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

A former foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe and The New York Times, Step...

By Stephen Kinzer

Stealth War: How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept

Robert Spalding pulls back the curtain in the Stealth War to show the extent of ...

By Robert Spalding

Great Power Competition

The Imperative Of Prudent U.S.-Russia Policy

This piece argues that the United States must find a way to co-exist with Russia...

By Daniel DePetris

Interests, Not Values, Should Guide America’s China Strategy

America should seek to expand its coalition of allies and partners—but based o...

By Elbridge Colby

The Case for Offshore Balancing

In this piece, John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt argue that the United States sh...

By John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt

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