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October 13, 2020

Should U.S. Foreign Policy Focus on Great-Power Competition?

Foreign Affairs | We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces on great-power competition. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take...

August 28, 2020

Will Trumpism Change Republican Foreign Policy Permanently?

The Atlantic | Last week, more than 70 Republican foreign-policy officials, including two from the Trump administration,....

August 21, 2020

The Habsburgs: To Rule the World’ Review: An Ideal Empire

The Wall Street Journal | Zbigniew Brzezinski used to tell the story of how his mother would bake a cake every year to mark the birthday of the Habsburg emperor Franz Joseph....

May 7, 2020

Containing China Will Be Complicated

WSJ Opinion | The Covid-19 pandemic has convinced many that the U.S. must fundamentally change its policy toward China....

April 23, 2020

Central Europe’s China Reckoning

The American Interest | Central Europeans are about to find out what it means to be dependent on Xi Jinping. For years, capitals across Europe’s eastern frontier have welcomed Chinese investment, inking deals...

April 6, 2020

Emperor Joseph’s Solution to Coronavirus

The Wall Street Journal | As countries around the world frantically erect barriers against the spread of the novel coronavirus, it might be helpful to look at one of the most successful...

April 3, 2020

Covid-19 is a chance for the U.S. and Europe to unite on China

The Washington Post | The United States and Europe should use the covid-19 epidemic as an opportunity to form a more united front in dealing with China...

April 2, 2020

Conservatives and Geopolitical Change

National Review | What is the conservative to do,” Henry Kissinger asked in an essay in 1954, “in a revolutionary situation?” In a stable order, conservatism is in a sense...

January 20, 2020

The Age of Great-Power Competition

Foreign Affairs | U.S. foreign policy is, by most accounts, in disarray. Headlines—including in these pages—proclaim the death of global American leadership. Famous...

December 12, 2019

The Middle East in an Era of Great Power Competition, Hoover Institute

Hoover Institution | In 1920, a young Winston Churchill wrote a memorandum to the Cabinet outlining his concerns about British policy in the Middle East...