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The Globalization 5 -- How Globalization Changed America in 2013, and What It Might Mean for 2014

Edward Goldberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Welcome to the age of Central Bank Power. Since the 2008 crash, the U.S Federal Reserve Bank has become a new type of global hegemon.

No, Toto, It's Not Oz, It's Africa and It's War

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

In Washington, war and preparations for war remain the options of choice, no matter the traffic jam of U.S. military disasters in this century.

Always and Everywhere: The New York Times and the Enduring 'Threat' of Isolationism

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

The United States has been at war for well over a decade now. Yet the recent debate over Syria evoked expressions of concern in Washington that Americans were once more turning their backs on the world.

Why The World's Richest Countries Can't Work Together

The Atlantic | Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

The West has lost its ability to coordinate solutions to global crises, from Syria to the long recovery following the Great Recession...

More Americans Want Government Out of International Affairs

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

The number of Americans wanting their government to stay out of international affairs is higher than it has been since the Vietnam War, according to a new analysis.

Limits of American Power, a Historical Perspective

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Americans today debate possible new interventions, withdrawals, disputes over what does and does not constitute a "red line," and other applications of power abroad in light of enormous geopolitical changes and challenges. Let the debate consider the long history of cautious realism.

Are We About to Repeat 2008?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

It would be far more sensible for investors to remain cautious about the future, rather than to assume that the sun will continue to shine indefinitely.

America's Foreign Policy in a Changing World (It's the End of the World As We Know It)

Steven Feldstein | Posted 04.12.2013 | World
Steven Feldstein

It's undeniable that we are facing a pivotal moment in our foreign policy -- a moment reminiscent of the post-World War II era, the Cold War "new world order," and the years following 9/11. But the only thing experts agree on is that we are facing this moment, not how to approach it.

The Party at the End of the World

Julie Gray | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Julie Gray

America does not know the feeling of having countries, say, 90 minutes away from its border that often say things like America doesn't deserve to exist and brethren will unite to prove this! America does not know what is like to be attacked, routinely, by missiles.

America's New, Distracted Obsession With Social Issues

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

A peculiar form of American isolationism has gripped our country. The rest of the world is fending off potentially disastrous immediate economic contagion, while we expend much of our national energy on social issues pretty much decided years ago.

Dr. Ron Paul: 6 Reasons He Is Electable and Will Win

Laura Trice | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Laura Trice

Contrary to the false propaganda proclaiming that Dr. Ron Paul is "not electable", his numbers are rising, his support growing and he stands an excellent chance of winning both the GOP nomination and the 2012 presidential race.

Pearl Harbor -- and Our Moral Identity as a Nation

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Nigel Hamilton

With Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney heading up a desultory field of Republican patriots, all pretending they have a lock on American national pride, I'd like to say a few things as a professional American historian and biographer.

Andrea Stone

Neoconservatism Isn't Dead -- In Fact, It's Prepping For A Comeback | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

Pakistan's Long March to Isolation

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

Israel's stubbornly myopic foreign policy is actually making it less secure. What is less clear is whether those responsible for directing Pakistan's own foreign policy understand why.

Jason Linkins

Let The 'Isolationism Panic Feedback Loop' Begin! | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Media

Months and months of deficit panic and out-of-proportion media hype set up what Greg Sargent likes to refer to as the "Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop,"...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Explains GOP Isolationism | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expects the Senate to soon debate and vote on the conflict in Libya, although he is refus...

America's New Isolationism

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

Should we exert force abroad for the national interest? (And how do we define national interest?) When and where should we use force for a humanitarian cause? Or should the U.S. withdraw from the international theater to focus on challenges at home?

American "Exceptionalism" Led By Example, Not Simply Force

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Peck

American exceptionalism splinters, and does so quickly, when we move from serving as a shining example for others to follow, and instead turn toward enforcing our will and our way of life on the world.

The New American Isolationism: The Cost of Turning Away From War's Horrific Realities

William J. Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Astore

Marked by a calculated estrangement from war's horrific realities and mercenary purposes, the new isolationism magically turns an historic term on its head, for it keeps usinwars, rather than out of them.

New START vs. the Tea Party: What's the Greatest Threat?

Don Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Kraus

What's more dangerous: the thousands of nukes that will still target U.S. and Russian cities if the New START treaty is not ratified OR the opportunistic, Tea Party pandering politicians who would derail this commonsense agreement?

Obama the Isolationist?

Tony Blankley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Blankley

Whether intentional or accidental, President Obama's increasing isolationism will create a world no longer guided by a powerful, benign hand, but rather a world that is the target of malignant grabbing hands and pounding fists.

Good Neighbor Policy

Lloyd Garver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Garver

There is a "Neighboring Gap" going on in our country. As opposed to previous generations, many people don't know their neighbors. They'll almost brag ...

Our Future Role in Iraq, from a Veteran's Perspective

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

On today's Wilshire & Washington, we have a very special guest: Adam Kokesh, a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and a veteran of the Iraq War.

Isolationist Policies On The Rise Threatening A Global Trade War: World Bank

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 17 of the 20 major nations that vowed at a November summit to avoid protectionist steps that could spark a global trade war have violated tha...

Japan Resorts To Isolationism As Global Economy Weakens

GlobalPost | Gavin Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO - In the days of VHS cassettes, a visit to a video rental shop here for a Hollywood blockbuster would often end in disappointment -- all the cop...