There is no better bulwark against a return of Taliban rule than an educated Afghan society that rejects the Taliban’s ideology. But that will require continued U.S. engagement, including military presence.
Foreign policy looks far different up close than it does from a congressional hearing room or think-tank auditorium.
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?
Although Wall Street would be ferociously opposed to policies that limit the unfettered flow of capital around the world, the right polices could sharply reduce the economic disruption wreaked on workers, producers, farmers, and the middle class.
To help expand and sustain America’s middle class, U.S. foreign policy makers need a new agenda that will rebuild trust at home and abroad.
The United States must secure the benefits of a globalized economy while protecting itself from systemic shocks and supporting the economic renewal of middle-class communities.
An overreliance on economic sanctions has left essential questions for U.S. foreign policy unanswered.
A presidential election and the demands of economic recovery could offer the United States a new chance to lead on climate.
The United States can’t bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic without a strategy to support its workers and equip them to compete in the rapidly changing global economy.