Diplomacy

When Character Mattered: Lessons from President George H.W. Bush
When Character Mattered: Lessons from President George H.W. Bush

Good character isn’t a matter of perfection, but rather direction. President George H.W. Bush always seemed to have that sense of direction, that internal compass keeping him—and America—on the right path.

The Irony of American Foreign Policy
The Irony of American Foreign Policy

Every president faces a devil’s choice between stability and security on the one hand and our founding values on the other.

Falklands War
Presidential Phone Chats & Reagan’s Falklands Error

Aggression was decisively and instructively defeated before a watching world during the Falklands War. But there’s a warning embedded in the success story.

Nikki Haley Geneva Human RIghts
A Disjointed Approach to Human Rights: Where Is The Strategy?

As President Trump seeks to reel back the role of the US in the world and disengage with multilateral initiatives that don’t fit his strong “America first” ideology, a coherent approach to foreign policy and human rights needs to be reestablished.

A Faith Vocation: Skills & Opportunities for Peacemaking
A Faith Vocation: Skills and Opportunities for Peacemaking

For young American Christians aspiring to a vocation intersecting faith and public life, a career in peacemaking and statecraft can afford the opportunity to positively influence US national attitudes in this area, if such aspirations are paired with proper training and certain cardinal virtues.

What You Should Know About the G20 Summit
What You Should Know About the G20 Summit

President Trump is taking his second trip abroad this week as he heads to Germany for the G20 summit. Here is what you should know about the year’s most important global economic meeting.

Moral Triage
Moral Triage

Nations are inclined to raise their moral voices, even if the impact on other nations is limited. They should use their moral voices much more sparingly. In short, moral triage is called for.

What You Should Know About U.S. Ambassadors
What You Should Know About U.S. Ambassadors

Dana Shell Smith, the U.S. ambassador to Qatar, announced on Twitter that she was leaving her post. Here is what you should know about U.S. ambassadors and their roles.

Obama's First Months as Commander in Chief and On the World Stage: A Retrospective to Assess Trump
Obama’s First Months as Commander in Chief and On the World Stage: A Retrospective As We Assess Trump’s Early Foreign Policy

As we assess Trump’s early foreign policy moves and first international tour, it helps to look back upon Obama’s. Here, then, are passages from A Perilous Path.