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The Schmoozing Paradox

My FP column this month is about the Obama administration's ham-handed relations with U.S. allies.  Why has a president so dedicated to restoring America's standing ...

Daniel W. Drezner

The White House Hasn’t Ended the Debate about U.S. Strategy in the Middle East. It’s Only Started It.

I think it's safe to say that the Middle East is in flux.  It's during moments like these, when uncertainty seems to be pretty high, ...

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On Syria, You Say Bureaucratic Politics, I Say Realism — Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Your humble blogger has been banging on for well over a year that a very brutal form of realpolitik was guiding the Obama administration's Syria ...

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Does The Credibility Fairy Exist in Domestic Politics?

For the past month or so, your humble blogger has been preoccupied with questions about just how much "credibility" matters in world politics.  And for ...

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Why a Populist Grand Strategy Might Be Unpopular

I've written in the past about the disconnect between the liberal internationalism of America's foreign-policy elite and the more realpolitik worldview of the American public. ...

Daniel W. Drezner

This (Foreign Policy) Town

Sure, I could blog about the substance of Obama's Syria speech last night, but John Dickerson captured the problem with its political optics and Joe ...

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Hooray for craven political self-interest!!

As the congressional debate on Syria plods along, Politico's Alex Isenstadt and James Hohmann observe that some formerly hawkish Republicans are sounding a very different ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Two takes and one prayer on Syria

My take on what to do in Syria has drifted from agnosticism to skepticism over the last week.  This authorized DoD leak New York Times ...

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Two takes and one prayer on Syria

My take on what to do in Syria has drifted from agnosticism to skepticism over the last week.  This authorized DoD leak New York Times ...

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