Thursday, May 7, 2015


Can US Foreign Policy Be Turned Away From Perpetual War?

It’s not going to be easy, but it’s past time to change the course of US foreign policy.

Mountains of experience — of repeated failures and unending engagement in warfare — prove that something really fundamental is wrong. We are locked into seemingly unresolvable conflicts in most regions of the world, erupting into widespread acts of war and even renewed fears of another war between major powers.

Why is US foreign policy mired in failure? 

We are undergoing a historic transition in our relationship to the rest of the world, but this is not acknowledged, let alone reflected in US foreign policy. We still act as if our exceptional military power, far flung imperial alliances and involvements, and our self-perceived moral superiority empower us to set the terms of “world order”.   That assumption was always questionable, but it certainly doesn’t square with reality in today’s world....

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