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David Calleo

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Death of a Superpower: Twenty Years After

(24) Comments | Posted August 29, 2009 | 3:52 PM

In 1991, our great Cold-War rival, the Soviet Union, disintegrated and disappeared. Now, nearly two decades later, it seems a good moment to consider what the consequences have been for our nation and its foreign policy. The initial American reaction was facile celebration: American-led capitalism had triumphed decisively over...

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European Alarm Over Obama

(11) Comments | Posted July 23, 2009 | 11:01 AM

A group of distinguished "intellectuals and policymakers" including Vaclav Havel and Lech Walesa recently issued "An Open Letter to the Obama Administration from Central and Eastern Europe." Describing themselves as "Atlanticist voices within NATO and the EU," and supporters of America for "promoting democracy and human rights around the world."...

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Obama's Foreign Policy: Surviving Decline

(7) Comments | Posted July 7, 2009 | 5:51 PM

During the presidential campaign Obama's opponents warned constantly of his inexperience in foreign policy. Indeed, his own future Secretary of State was prominent among the worriers. By now, we probably are more inclined to think that few presidents have come to office better prepared to conduct our foreign policy. A...

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