Can Closed Minds Govern?

There has been much attention recently about the state of American education and the mindset of today’s “millennial” generation to appreciate the country they live in and the nature of the polity and culture.

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A World Restored

Dr. Kissinger’s first book was A World Restored, a history of the negotiations in Vienna (1815) that ended Europe’s chronic wars going back to the French Revolution (1789). 

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Latin America: The Forgotten Neighbor

The recent national obsession with the Mexican border has obscured a fact of even greater significance for American public attention. Within a general malaisein foreign policies since the end of the Cold War, the overall neglect of Latin America as a central focus has obscured an area which, from the beginning, played a central role in…

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Trump as Kaiser: The Need for a Doctrine

President Trump’s abrupt decision to relieve the 2,200 American soldiers from Syria is by-no-means life or death for global democracy, but the exaggerated reactions make it seem so. As for many of his behaviors, the style often destroys the substance. 

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Should There Be a Term Limit on Interventions?

President Trump’s abrupt decision to remove American forces from Syria produced a storm of critique from all quarters, left, right, and center. Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned almost immediately, while op-ed opinion from the “mainstream” media was almost universally opposed.

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Who Needs the World Bank?

NeverTrump Republicans are buoyed by a sense of opportunity following the unexpected announcement on January 7 that World Bank president Jim Yong Kim is resigning in the middle of his second five-year term.

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