Conserving the U.S. alliance advantage

December 3, 2020 0

Jeffery Stacey and I have a new piece in Foreign Affairs called “Fear of Trump’s Populism Might Save American Alliances.” Our basic argument is that: Biden cannot easily undo this damage to U.S. credibility. But he can make U.S. Read More

Trump and the Transnational Right

September 22, 2020 0

A few days ago, Pew Research released the results of public opinion surveys that show global perceptions of US leadership have plummeted, driven by President Trump’s poor handling of the pandemic. The report notes that Read More

Hong Kong

July 6, 2020 0

On June 30, Beijing enacted a National Security Law that, in effect, ended any guarantee of Hong Kong’s separate political system. Today, the other shoe dropped. Hong Kong police will be authorised to conduct searches at private properties Read More

Exit from Above Meets Exit from Below

June 24, 2020 0

Ishaan Tharoor has a very good discussion of the broader context of Trump’s meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda. Though accustomed to lectures from Brussels, Duda and his allies are hoping for a boost ahead of a Read More

Far Right Terrorism Increasing

June 23, 2020 0

From the Washington Post story on the U.S. soldier charged with helping to plan a terrorist attack against his own unit: The charges against Melzer are likely to renew concerns about white nationalist and extremist Read More

How Hegemony Ends

June 9, 2020 0

We have a new article in the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs. It provides an overview of some of our key arguments. Because of the format, it loses a lot of nuance and most of Read More

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