Foreign Policy

How Public Support for Foreign Aid Depends on Trust

Literature on development aid ranges from analyzing the effectiveness of aid to assessing foreign policy attitudes. However, as many members...

Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy: How Birth Place Affects Presidential Decision-Making

U.S. presidents make up perhaps the most analyzed collection of individuals in the entire world. Researchers routinely mine demographic, electoral...

The Future of US Foreign Policy: An End to Liberal Internationalism?

Liberal internationalism, despite what the phrase may imply, does not favor the views of Democrats over Republicans. Instead, liberal internationalism...

Nuclear Dynamics and Conflicting Effects of Foreign Policy Initiatives

The nuclear threat to the United States from Iraq, North Korea, and Syria is of recent vintage. During the last...

Making Amends with the US: What Should Pakistan’s New Foreign Policy Be?

The White House was not happy with Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court in late July on...

Myth Busting: Robert Pape on ISIS, Suicide Terrorism, and US Foreign Policy

This piece, first published on May 5, 2015, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review’s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

How China’s Neighbors Are Reacting to Its Rise as a World Power

Over the course of the Obama administration, particularly under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s leadership, the emphasis of American...

Is China ‘Unseating’ the US in the Middle East in a New Energy Landscape?

In light of the United States’ reduced need for oil imports, more West African and Latin American producers are competing with China’s traditional Middle Eastern suppliers for market share. The fall in global oil prices, due to increasing supply and slowing demand since mid-2014, has been an economic boon for China. China’s decision makers, however, still view the country’s high dependency on imported oil as a source of vulnerability. While China will continue to expand its commercial footprint in the Middle East, its appetite for a deeper security engagement remains limited.

Cultural Perspective Is Key to International Relations: An Interview with Former Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani

An interview with former Pakistani Ambassador Husain Haqqani on foreign policy with Pakistan, and radical Islam.

The West Needs to Avoid Falling into ISIS’s Trap: A Conversation with Robert Pape

Since ISIS attacks in Jakarta, Ankara, Beirut, and Paris, Robert Pape has noted a significant shift in strategy. What is this new strategy, and what should be the Western response, particularly the US response?

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