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America Withdraws from the World

Josef Joffe | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Josef Joffe

America has gone through withdrawal phases before, usually after a great war: World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Some were longish, like the retreat between 1919 and the late 1930s. Some were brief, as after 1945, 1954 and 1975 (when the Vietnam War ended). In each case, war weariness translated into "Come home, America," as George McGovern famously proclaimed during the 1972 presidential campaign. In each case, the rebound eventually followed because the world wouldn't quite accommodate itself to America's reflexes. Fresh and old threats demanded American attention because others proved unable to fashion and secure a new balance of power.

Guns, Debt, and Indecision: The State of America's Brand Abroad

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 04.01.2013 | World
Cari E. Guittard

The current state of America's brand abroad is no longer new, different or attractive. It is a never ending montage of guns, debt and indecision. Follow international press coverage of the U.S. and these themes emerge again and again.