U.S. Foreign Policy

Cheap Threats

Why do weak states resist threats of force from the United States, especially when history shows that this superpower carries out its ultimatums?

The Future of Extended Deterrence

Are NATO's mutual security commitments strong enough today to deter all adversaries? Is the nuclear umbrella as credible as it was during the Cold War?

Mission Creep

Mission Creep: The Militarization of US Foreign Policy? examines the question of whether the US Department of Defense (DOD) has assumed too large a role in influencing and implementing US fo

Counterinsurgency Wars and the Anglo-American Alliance

Andrew Mumford challenges the notion of a "special relationship" between the United States and United Kingdom in diplomatic and military affairs, the most vaunted and, he says, exaggerated of assoc

The Indian Ocean and US Grand Strategy

The Indian Ocean, with its critical routes for global commerce, is a potentially volatile location for geopolitical strife.

Afghan Endgames

The United States and its allies have been fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan for a decade in a war that either side could still win.

Power and Restraint

At the end of the nineteenth century, the United States emerged as an economic colossus in command of a new empire.

The Global Village Myth

According to security elites, revolutions in information, transport, and weapons technologies have shrunk the world, leaving the United States and its allies more vulnerable than ever to violent th

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