Foreign Politics of the USA

The world's policeman or splendid isolation – the role of the US on the world stage has historically shifted between extremes. With each new administration it might take yet another turn. Learn from these summaries what strategies experts prescribe for todays's geopolitical challenges or how they view the current dealings between the US and their partners or adversaries.
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Summaries

Fault Lines in a Troubled Alliance

Kemal Kirisci

Brookings Institution Press, 2017

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Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Glenn Greenwald

Metropolitan Books, 2014

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How the U.S. Is Making the War in Yemen Worse

Nicolas Niarchos

The New Yorker, 2018

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Here is what you need to know about the risks of a US trade war

Michael Johnson

World Economic Forum, 2018

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Robert Kagan’s Opening Speech at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum

Robert Kagan

German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2018

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How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan

Alfred W. McCoy

The Guardian, 2018

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Dmitri Trenin

Polity Press, 2016

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Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan

Aaron B. O'Connell

University of Chicago Press, 2017

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Unforced Error
The Risks of Confrontation with Iran

Emma Ashford and John Glaser

Cato Institute, 2017

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Normal Is Over
Europeans hope that the Trump era is an anomaly. But the transatlantic divide has never been so stark

Constanze Stelzenmüller

Brookings Institution, 2018

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