Pete Buttigieg Begins to Frame His Foreign Policy
Buttigieg Begins to Frame His Foreign Policy

Of the 23 candidates running for president in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary, few have distinguished themselves in terms of thinking through foreign policy as much as Pete Buttigieg.

After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?
After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?

As NATO has expanded and with less clarity on concrete enemies, allies have grown further apart.

What Does Trump’s State of the Union Mean for Foreign Policy?
What Does Trump’s State of the Union Mean for Foreign Policy?

Promising that America will never apologize for advancing its national interest, Trump used national security arguments more for his domestic goals than international agenda.

Don’t Call it a Reset: What the Release of Pastor Brunson Means for U.S.-Turkey Relations

Pastor Brunson is free, but many others are not. The U.S. should not push Turkey away, but continue the hard work of diplomatic engagement around core human rights issues. It should also continue to engage broad range of challenges these partner countries are facing in the region. 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Global Legacy Building Begins Now
Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Global Legacy Building Begins Now

Here are the three things to watch for and pay attention to after Prime Minister Abe’s reelection.

Abdicating or Adjudicating America’s Grand Strategy Under Trump

During Trump’s presidency, America’s role as the world leader has been questioned by allies, adversaries, and the president himself.

NATO Summit Wasn't a Complete Disaster, but Trump Is Undermining the Alliance
Trump Undermined Alliance at NATO Summit

Destroying institutions like NATO rarely happens in a spectacular blowup. Rather, it happens through a gradual undermining of members’ commitments and values.

America’s Imperfect Ally: Turkey Election is an Opportune Time to Engage
America’s Imperfect Ally: Turkey’s Election is an Opportune Time to Engage

Despite tensions between Ankara and Washington, saving Turkey as an ally is worth it.

Moving Beyond the G7: America’s Self-Inflicted Rejection of Allies
Moving Beyond the G7: America’s Self-Inflicted Rejection of Allies

Trump has a better chance of averting a trade war with China than with the G7.