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Our Next President Must Care About America's International Commitments

Morgan Lowder | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Morgan Lowder

Barack Obama addresses the UN General Assembly. United Nations Photo Flickr. One of the most unfortunate political trends that we have seen over the...

Beyond Rand Paul's Foreign Policy Opportunity

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Rand Paul was always an unlikely contender for the GOP presidential nomination. But the decline of his campaign has been astonishing. As Politico recently chronicled, it's close to ending practically before it started. Recall that before Trump, it was Paul who was briefly a media darling.

A New Internationalism

Van Gosse | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Van Gosse

For well over a century, a shared commitment to internationalism has defined what it means to be Left. Even when we do not use that particular word, r...

Beyond Borders: What It Means to Be a Global Citizen

Drew Noble Alexander | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Drew Noble Alexander

Now, more than ever, this global generation needs to possess and use the skills necessary to be the environmental stewards of the planet and the international peacekeepers. So, exactly what does it take to be a contributing "global citizen?"

Mission Accomplished? Syria, the Anti-War Movement, and the Spirit of Internationalism

Danny Postel | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Danny Postel

It's hard for me to share the peace movement's triumphalism. Yes, a US military attack was thwarted - good. But is that where the story ends?

Extending Beyond Natural Boundaries Can Lead to Boundless Opportunities

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 03.06.2013 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

Were these turbulent pieces of geography a foreboding of my visit? Having grown-up in the post-Korean War period, my generation was filled with stories of the "communist hordes" that fought the GIs in Korea. What was I to meet?

Americans Are Less Nationalistic Than Flag-Waving Politicians Think

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Are American politicians out of sync with the public when it comes to foreign policy? There is considerable reason to believe so.

An Internationalism Republicans and Democrats Can Agree On

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Believe it or not, there actually are Democrats and Republicans -- lots of them -- committed to robust international engagement, smart foreign aid, and coherent and sensible U.S. international public diplomacy.

We Are All Americans in the Age of Obama

Manisha Sinha | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Manisha Sinha

In his inaugural address, President Obama called on Americans and those outside America to be citizens of the world. It was a fundamentally new approach to global citizenship.