Tag: Foreign Affairs

Why reward the ‘Bob Dylan of genocide apologists’?

     

The increasingly vocal isolationist argument that the U.S. should not engage in “endless wars” holds that the United States need not employ military means in response to terrorism, civil wars,… Read more »

Democratic renewal: An ideological dimension to great power competition

     

American power is being challenged by rivals, such as China, that are keen to replace Washington as the one to write the rules of global conduct, argues Mira Rapp-Hooper, Stephen… Read more »

Why Beijing doesn’t need another Tiananmen to crush Hong Kong protests

     

For five months, Hong Kong has seen waves of massive protests and violence in the streets. And for five months, the local authorities, with the backing of Beijing, have responded… Read more »

Weaponizing advice? Western experts legitimizing autocrats

     

Experts play valuable and highly visible roles advising leaders in wealthy liberal democracies and international institutions. But far less is known about what they do—and to what effect—for authoritarian regimes… Read more »

‘Backward-looking critiques’ neglect neo-authoritarian threat

     

The titles of Stephen Walt’s The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy and John Mearsheimer’s The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams and International Realities give… Read more »

As autocrats undermine democracy, can West counter the threat?

     

Efforts to directly confront China and Russia over their anti-democratic actions are unlikely to yield results and may further bolster their collaboration, according to analysts Andrea Kendall-Taylor and David Shullman. There are,… Read more »

Sri Lanka ‘lost in transition’?

     

  In January 2015, Maithripala Sirisena (left) surprised the world when he defeated his old boss Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, analyst Taylor Dibbert writes for Foreign Affairs: His… Read more »