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There is an urgent need for a more disciplined U.S. foreign policy that is clear-eyed about a more competitive world, realistic about the limits of American power, and aligned with domestic renewal. The Carnegie American Statecraft Program examines America’s role in the world and recommends policy ideas to help meet this need.
Carnegie Connects is our premier virtual event series hosted by Aaron David Miller. Every other week, he tackles the most pressing foreign policy issues of the day in conversations with journalists, policymakers, historians, and experts.
The United States needs new strategies for an era of intensified great power competition. Workable strategies must be cognizant of the limits of American power and consonant with America's history and values. We tackle the major challenges and ground our policy recommendations in analysis that leverages Carnegie’s unparalleled global reach.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace research in this area aims identifies practical steps the United States can take to ensure its foreign policy advances the well-being of America’s middle class and disadvantaged groups.
Twentieth-century American intellectual Reinhold Niebuhr offers a classic critique of American exceptionalism that is as relevant today as it was when he wrote it during the Cold War.
While Biden may be tempted to frame his national security strategy around the litany of challenges facing the country and how the U.S. government will respond, he would be better off focusing on a few key priorities.
To mark Colin Powell’s passing, Carnegie senior fellow Aaron David Miller reflects on the former secretary of state’s legacy, as both a foreign policy magnate and a personal figure.
Drilling down on how the pro–middle class foreign policy Biden promised would actually look is no easy task. Judging its success requires looking at not only public statements but also personnel choices, policy processes, and measured outcomes.
When a diverse group of analysts studied the effects of U.S. foreign policy decisions on the middle class, they found a worrying picture. Here is how Washington can do a better job.
Another do-over is unlikely, and that’s okay. Even with a new president in the White House, will the United States be able to claw back its historical leadership mantle—and should it?
Christopher S. Chivvis is the director of the American Statecraft Program at the Carnegie Endowment.
Suzanne DiMaggio is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia, especially Iran and North Korea.
Rozlyn C. Engel is a nonresident scholar in the American Statecraft Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on global macroeconomic risks, U.S. economic policy (foreign and domestic), and questions facing the economic intelligence community.
Morgan L. Kaplan is a fellow in the American Statecraft Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Aaron David Miller is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, focusing on U.S. foreign policy.
Stephen Wertheim is a senior fellow in the American Statecraft Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.