US Foreign Policy

Global Forecast (3-7-2021)

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Examining the issues and hotspots that will be making headlines in the week ahead.

Trump Doctrine: The Foreign Policy of Personal Preference

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Trump Doctrine is a foreign policy based not on any vision of the United States' role in the world, but rather on the commander-in-chief's vision of various world leaders.

The Bering Strait: A New Chokepoint for Great Power Competition

The attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) rests in the Arctic Ocean after surfacing through three feet of ice during Ice Exercise 2009 on March 21, 2009. The two-week training exercise, which is used to test submarine operability and war-fighting capability in Arctic conditions, also involves the USS Helena (SSN 725), the University of Washington and personnel from the Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory. DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones, U.S. Navy. (Released), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USS_Annapolis_ICEX.jpg

The Northern Sea Route through the Arctic will alter global trade flows and in doing so create new geopolitical chokepoints. Chief among them is the Bering Strait, where US, Russian, and Chinese interests converge.

Trump to Sink Further into the Syria Quagmire?

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Weeks after reportedly telling his generals to draw up plans for a withdrawal from Syria, the US president finds himself being pulled back in.

The End of British Influence?

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The twin pillars of UK foreign policy – its ‘special relationship’ with the U.S. and central presence in the EU – have collapsed, and the ensuing diplomatic isolation is on full display following the Skripal poisoning.

Fifth Times a Charm? Denuclearization Diplomacy Returns to the Korean Peninsula

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A spirit of détente has descended on the Korean Peninsula, but will it be any different from past experience?

Global Forecast (02-23-2017)

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A sign of things to come in US-Mexico relations, more Greek bailout tensions, and China picks up where it left off in the South China Sea dispute.

Congress Prepares a Wish List for US Defense Spending

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President Donald Trump and the Republican-dominated Congress have found common cause in increasing US defense spending. Here’s where some of the money could go.

Will Monroe Doctrine Die with the Trump Presidency?

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How will Latin America be affected by Trump’s foreign policy?

Trump, Exceptionalism, and the Russian Boogeyman in US Foreign Policy

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How different will US foreign policy look under President Trump?

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