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July 03, 2013 8:44 AM How Did the U.S. Lose the Egyptian People?

So here’s a question that’s nagging at me as we watch millions of Egyptians express their loathing for Mohamed Mursi, their hapless, power-grabbing president, and for his Muslim Brotherhood movement: How exactly did the U.S. come to be seen by...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

January 07, 2013 11:37 AM Pull Back or Lean Forward?

The most recent issue of Foreign Affairs hosts an excellent debate between two visions for a future U.S. grand strategy  (thanks to Foreign Affairs for making both articles freely available for a limited period). On the one hand, Barry Posen...

By Erik Voeten

December 06, 2012 11:55 AM Four Traits Make a Great Secretary of State

The U.S. secretary of State sweepstakes is on. Who’s it going to be? Susan Rice, John Kerry, Tom Donilon or some mystery candidate who will surprise us all? Forget the who for a moment. What does the nation’s top diplomat...

By Aaron David Miller

October 22, 2012 12:36 PM Why The Foreign Policy Debate Matters

Americans care a lot less about foreign policy than the economy. So will the foreign policy debate matter at all? There are two reasons to believe that it will be just as important as any other debate. The first is...

By Erik Voeten

September 11, 2012 8:00 AM Foreign Policy in the Election

Dan Drezner argues that foreign policy matters in two ways in this election: Barack Obama is viewed as more competent than Mitt Romney on foreign policy; Democrats and Republicans have pretty similar foreign policy views and where they differ, independents...

By Erik Voeten