Franklin Roosevelt Articles

How to Reverse Failed Policy

U.S. policy makers have all too often clung to orthodoxies even as they fail. Yet a select few have managed to turn the ship of state around, to a better course.

The Myth of a Moderate Obama

The president is no pragmatic centrist. In fact, he has the most expansive and leftist vision in the history of the presidency.

Special Issue: Crisis of the Old Order

From Washington to Cairo and Tripoli, old institutions are breaking down. This special issue of TNI explores the profound global transitions taking place, examines the collapse of the Old Order and looks toward the future.

The Importance of Being Winston

The British Bulldog's unique ability to win Stalin's respect and trust in August 1942 proved that great national leadership matters.

Slouching Toward Jerusalem

The United States has been a surprisingly ineffectual Middle East peacemaker. Clinton’s overenthusiasm and Bush’s lack of interest caused us to lose our credibility with both Israel and Palestine.

Homeward Bound?

It’s time to rein in America’s crusading zeal and move toward a policy of restraint. We’re suffering from a bad case of foreign-policy overextension, and the only cure is taking a step back to reexamine our global role.

Two Kinds of Internationalism

What Europeans condemn as unilateralism is in fact traditional postwar internationalism. As Lockeans, Americans prefer it to transnationalism because it's democratic.

Sand in Our Eyes: U.S.-Saudi Relations After Iraq

Relations with the Desert Kingdom suffered before 9/11. Now they're on the ropes. But Washington can ill afford the loss of this critical ally, even when it's not on its best behavior.

Mentor for a Hegemon

Hamilton's legacy is all around us. So why has his wisdom--particularly as concerns foreign affairs--been discounted?

Charles Beard, Properly Understood

It is time to readmit Charles Beard's critique into the canon of permissible opinion.

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April 21, 2014