international relations

  • The Ghosts of Kennan and Lessons of the Cold War

    by Frederik Logevall

    George Kennan was instrumental in defining the doctrine of containment, but later objected to the bellicosity undertaken in its name. Key parts of his intellectual journey have remained obscure; a new book tries to examine them and draw lessons for foreign policy today. 

  • Can the World Stop Imperialist War?

    by Lawrence Wittner

    It's past time to finish the halting progress made a century ago to rally international cooperation against imperial aggression. The stakes are too high to leave peace in the hands of individual nations. 

  • The US-China Relationship: Why It Collapsed, How it Can Be Fixed

    by Jake Werner

    The split between the US and China precedes the leadership of Biden, Trump, and Xi, as politicians in both countries have increasingly come to see the others' prosperity as a threat. Solving the split requires looking to the problems of global market capitalism that exacerbated the rift. 

  • Don't Forget about the Nuclear Danger over Taiwan

    by Michael Klare

    Ukraine isn't the only potential nuclear flashpoint. The United States and China need to begin negotiations to limit the risk around the conflict over Taiwan's status. 

  • There Are Alternatives to War

    by Lawrence Wittner

    The Ukraine war points to the urgent need to reform the United Nations so it can serve as a true global organization with the power to ensure peace. 

  • Biden's Taiwan Rhetoric Risks Antagonizing China For No Gain

    by Stephen Wertheim

    The United States' "One China" policy is ambivalent, awkward and dissatisfying. But it's served to prevent a destructive war for decades. Biden's recent comments threaten to destabilize the arrangement. 

  • How Ideology Shapes America's View on the World

    Christopher McKnight Nichols, Raymond Haberski, Jr., and Emily Conroy-Krutz join host Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas, Austin to discuss what ideology is, and explore the ways in which it has shaped, and continues to shape, America’s role in the world.

  • Will Putin's Invasion Derail the Quincy Institute?

    The think tank was founded to counter what its leaders saw as a bipartisan alliance of neoconservatives and liberal interventionists that pushed the United States toward military intervention as the solution to foreign policy problems. How will the Ukraine war affect its credibility in policy circles?