Foreign policy

  • 04.05.18

    Trump Is Right About Syria: It's Time to Leave

    President Trump recently suggested that the United States should come out of Syria "very soon." Leading voices of the foreign policy establishment - in the Pentagon, State Department, Congress, and the media - pushed back, calling for the United States to stay in Syria. Trump quickly acquiesced. Trump was right (ye...

    President Trump recently suggested that the United States should come out of Syria “very soon.” Leading voices of the foreign policy establishment — in the Pentagon, State Department, Congress, and the media — pushed back, calling for the United States to stay in Syria. Trump quickly acquiesced. Trump was right (yes, a rarity) while the security state was wrong yet again. It’s long past time for the United States to end its destructive military engagement in Syria and across the Middle East, though the security state seems unlikely to let this happen.

  • 09.17.13

    Isolationism In America

    This video explains the history of isolationism in America. It begins with the question: "Are we an isolationist country that doesn't want to get involved in other nations' problems? or are we a global leader that must try to solve them?" The video covers isolationists and isolationism from Charles Lindbergh and F...

    This video explains the history of isolationism in America. It begins with the question: "Are we an isolationist country that doesn't want to get involved in other nations' problems? or are we a global leader that must try to solve them?"

    The video covers isolationists and isolationism from Charles Lindbergh and FDR's contrary position on WWII, through when isolationism returned during the Korean War and the emergence of unilateralism during that era, liberal isolationism during the Vietnam War, and finally the U.S.'s current situation after over a decade of war in the Middle East.