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A Foreign Policy for the Future

Grand strategy has always been seductive because it promises policy coherence in the face of complexity. Yet the sorry truth is that American grand strategies are usually alluring but elusive. Containment during the Cold War, the most often cited example of grand strategy success, is a recent lonely exception that has driven political scientists and policy makers to keep hope alive. That hope is misguided. In the post-9/11 world, forging a successful grand strategy is unlikely and dangerous...

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Transparency: Obama And Many, Many Lobbyists Negotiate TPP Treaty In Secret

Last week, a portion of a treaty the White House has been secretly negotiating was leaked and became public. Wikileaks published an August draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Treaty, and the details are nothing short of unbelievable.

The draft of the TPP Treaty shows that the Obama Administration, written by and for the top 700 special interest lobbyists, has some serious explaining to do. Remember when Obama campaigned on not having lobbyists in the White House? Well now he’s having them write our international treaties...

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