A New-Old Plan to Save the World … That Has No Hope of Saving the World

Why a big-name D.C.-based think tank’s report on U.S. foreign policy is unimaginative, predictably U.S.-centric, and a recipe for failure.

Daniel W. Drezner

The Great Convergence of American Foreign Policy Beliefs

Yesterday the Pew Research Center and Council on Foreign Relations released their America's Place in the World survey of mass public and elite  attitudes about American foreign ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Not Enough Bang for the Bucks

Back in December of last year, Stephen Brooks, G. John Ikenberry, and William Wohlforth wrote a smart and sharp essay in International Security arguing that ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The liberal internationalism of U.S. higher education

Yesterday Jackson Diehl wrote quite the jeremiad against American universities.  Not a Walter Russell Mead it's-the-end-of-higher-education-as-we-know-it one either.  Diehl's beef is the extent to which ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The latest arms report has something for everyone

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) just released their 2012 report on trends in world military expenditures. The report -- hell, just the press release ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The ‘End of Power’ redux

A little more than two years ago I wrote a blog post entitled "The End of Power?" After riffing on the subject for a spell, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Why are Americans feeling so good about trade?

What with all the horses**t about "currency wars" floating around over the past few months, the occasional reader might be tricked into thinking that protectionist ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Five thoughts on Barack Obama’s second inaugural

As someone who had a little fun at President Obama's expense with a slight rewriting of his first inaugural address over the weekend, I will ...

Daniel W. Drezner

A word about the alleged economic benefits of the American military

This week, there's been a rash of articles on the state of GOP foreign policy thinking, as well as some interesting and constructive responses to ...

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