Not that long ago, the world was ideologically divided between two great powers, the democratic capitalism of the United States and the authoritarian communism of the Soviet Union. The two competed tirelessly, each sure that its system was the best model for the world to follow. Today, by contrast, there is a constantly shifting alignment… Read more »
Month: May 2019
Hamilton on Foreign Policy #115: Question of America’s Role Dominates Foreign Policy
The dominant question for U.S. foreign policy is what is America’s role in the world? Throughout our history, we have had major debates over this question. It arouses strong feelings across the political spectrum. We argue about when, where and how we should play that role. A quick glance at what American presidents have said… Read more »
Hamilton on Foreign Policy #114: Europe looks to Germany. But will it still lead?
Germany towers over Europe, and Europe looks to Germany for leadership. But Germany is a cautious leader, looking to other countries for support. And with Chancellor Angela Merkel stepping down soon, its future role in Europe is uncertain.