Democracy as a Vital Interest: A Realist Approach to a New Threat Landscape

Democracy as a Vital Interest: A Realist Approach to a New Threat Landscape

Pursuing a realist foreign policy and promoting democracy are not mutually exclusive goals but, instead, are reinforcing and responsive to today’s threat landscape.

David O. Shullman is Senior Director of the Global China Hub at the Atlantic Council. He served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for East Asia on the National Intelligence Council from 2016 to 2018.

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