The Post-American Order

If Trump is reelected, his “America first” foreign policy will have been validated, and the result will be an America snarling into decline. The admiration for the United States that reduces the cost of everything it tries to achieve in the world will evaporate, and other countries will move on, shaping a new order to protect themselves from a self-seeking, often hostile United States.

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Trump Needs a Lot of Help with Foreign Policy

Managing our country’s foreign policy is, by constitutional design and practical necessity, the most important task of the modern US president. Electing a person like Trump with little knowledge and competence in this area is deeply troubling.

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Maps, Myths and the Middle East

Maps obscure as much as they reveal, and offer only opacity when we hope for insight. This calls into question our assumption, both as their makers and viewers, that we control maps.

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