Bill Clinton

Liberal Internationalism vs “Democratic Realism,” 20 Years Later 

30 years after Charles Krauthammer’s “Democratic Realism”, his pragmatic internationalism is needed more than ever

Scowling Liberty: Review of Gary Gerstle’s “The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order”

Historian Gary Gerstle traces the rise and fall of the neoliberal regime in his new book

Ukraine’s Blame Game

Whose mistakes led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

Passing the Baton
Passing the Baton

As the generation that grew up in and saw the collapse of the USSR, Generation X is uniquely positioned to lead the US as it drifts into the second Cold War.

Secretary Antony Blinken and the Battle of Ideas

Few have discussed Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s formative early years of public service prior to joining Biden’s staff, years when our paths crossed.

Getting Multilateralism Right in Dealing with China’s Challenge
Getting Multilateralism Right in Dealing with China’s Challenge

While the Trump administration has distanced itself from multilateralism with an “America First” approach, the Chinese communist regime has sought to promote and exploit multilateralism in pursuit of a “China First” policy, one that is at variance not only with America’s national interests, but with those of the rest of the world’s sovereign states as well.

The Roots of US Foreign Policy Today: The Historical Origins of Present Debates
The Roots of US Foreign Policy Today: The Historical Origins of Present Debates

The fact that Americans have shifted their focus back to domestic concerns isn’t abnormal or un-American. It is the predictable resurgence of the two domestically focused schools of the American foreign policy tradition.

Evangelicals Need More Pragmatism and Less Moralism - Albert Mohler
Evangelicals Need More Pragmatism and Less Moralism

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently declared that he was going to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming presidential election.

American Nationalism: Creedal, Cultural, and Preferential

It is interesting to reflect when a topic bursts into public view and comes to dominate public discussion: Why nationalism now?