Tag Archives: Foreign Policy

QOTD: On Diplomacy

Unlike President Trump’s self-vaunted real-estate negotiations, in diplomacy all parties are accountable, first and foremost, to their domestic audiences. And domestically, the perception of what is a good outcome may be  entirely different from the diplomats’ actual desired outcome. In … Continue reading

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QOTD: Ambiguous China Policy

It used to be said that Ronald Reagan’s “Red China” policy was driven by Nancy:  “don’t serve it on a green table cloth.”    President Trump’s policy?  Yet to be determined. …U.S.-China relations remain in the Schrodinger’s cat-like state they … Continue reading

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Failed State Index – Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy magazine is out with their annual Failed State Index.  No surprise Somalia, Congo, Sudan, Chad, and Zimbabwe top the list.   Click here for interactive map and data. (click here if chart is not observable)

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