Until now, and the question of trade apart, foreign policy has not figured much in the Republican presidential primaries. But with Pat Buchanan setting the pace and tone, it is certain that it will do so before long.
The Shiprider Solution: Policing the Caribbean
Thr reality is that the Caribbean micro-states have a most uncertain future, and may prove to be politically and economically unviable. Given their location, it is a strong American interest to maintain stability.
Less is More: Minimal Realism in East Asia
Historically, in both practical and theoretical debates about American foreign policy, the great divide has been between proponents of liberal internationalism--sometimes called Wilsonianism--and realism.
The World Shakes China
China has yet to shake the world; its external influence has been comparatively inconsequential since the industrial revolution. Instead, it is the world that has shaken China.
The Future of a Contradiction
The great issue of American foreign policy today may be simply stated.
Trop de Zle
Lord Owen is one of those many unfortunates who, in the period of terminal decline of the British Empire, was sent off to sup with devils, equipped only with an undersized spoon.
Distant Compassion: CNN and Borrioboola-Gha
People speak of the "CNN factor": Thanks to the immediate and insistent diffusion of such images of suffering, democratic governments have come and will continue to come under pressure to undertake humanitarian interventions.
Deja Vu All Over Again: Algeria, France, and Us
Barely three decades after fighting one of the bitterest of all colonial wars, France and Algeria are again embroiled in conflict.
Churchill's Realism: Reflections on the Fulton Speech
The speech is remembered today as a seminal pronouncement on behalf of the Atlantic solidarity and clearheaded realism. What is less remembered is that at the time the address brought down on Churchill a torrent of controversy.