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

America and Our Imperiled World

Robert Kagan

Knopf, 2018

R 8
A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors

Charles Krauthammer

Crown, 2018

R 9
Beijing’s Assertiveness Betrays Its Desperation

Michael Beckley

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Why America Shouldn’t Panic About Its Latest Challenger

Fareed Zakaria

Foreign Affairs, 2020

8
The 40-Year Obsession with Iran

Daniel Benjamin et al.

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Lessons in leadership from a lifetime of service, from fighting in the Marine Corps to working for President Donald Trump

Jim Mattis

The Wall Street Journal, 2019

7
Neither Side Wants a Fight, but That Doesn’t Eliminate the Danger

Ilan Goldenberg

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
How America Can Both Challenge and Coexist with China

Kurt M. Campbell et al.

Foreign Affairs, 2019

8
Are Washington and Beijing Fighting a New Cold War?

Odd Arne Westad

Foreign Affairs, 2019

7
The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force

Eliot A. Cohen

Basic Books, 2017

R 8