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U.S. Foreign Policy

Boiling Caucasus
Policy Memo

Boiling Caucasus

While Americans aren’t paying attention, their enemies are on the prowl in this energy-rich region.

Lilia A. Arakelyan, David J. Kramer
Reviving Conservative Internationalism

Reviving Conservative Internationalism

Six precepts to inject principled, strategic thinking back into Republican foreign policy.

Robert B. Zoellick
Winning Over Down Under
Policy Memo

Winning Over Down Under

It will take a united front to defeat Beijing’s new version of diplomacy by economic coercion.

Charles Edel
Misperceptions and Illusions

Misperceptions and Illusions

Why does the West so often view Russia through a borrowed Russian lens? AP editorial board member Lilia Shevtsova explores this and other questions with Stefan Meister of the German Council on Foreign Relations.

Stefan Meister, Lilia Shevtsova
Westward Ho—Again?
Books

Westward Ho—Again?

For Americans, the Pacific has always been an object of fascination.

Jack Beyrer
Seeing China Clearly
Books

Seeing China Clearly

Remarkably, a coherent, unifying China policy emerged out of the chaotic Trump years. The Chinese regime itself deserves much of the credit.

Ellen Bork
What Putin and Xi Really Want
Interview

What Putin and Xi Really Want

Former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves speaks with American Purpose about Europe caught between America and its rivals.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Shirley Martey Hargis, Jeffrey Gedmin
The Persian Temptation

The Persian Temptation

Don’t lose perspective and let Iran run the Near East.

Seth Cropsey, Harry Halem