“A series of radical rulings makes America’s exhortations about promoting democracy ring hollow,” write Senior Fellows Elizabeth Shackelford and Dina Smeltz.
Paul Heer argues that, after the invasion of Ukraine, the United States must recognize and confront its foreign policy blind spots.
NATO welcomed Finland and Sweden, marking “a very good day for those who care about freedom and democracy in Europe," says Ivo Daalder on CBC.
Banning abortion “doesn't look like a particularly democratic move for a country that purports to be a beacon of democracy,” says Elizabeth Shackelford on WGN-9.
"US sales of lethal firearms aren’t just a domestic issue," argues Nonresident Senior Fellow Robert Muggah in Foreign Policy.
Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay argue that the West must form a G-12 alliance to “turn its newfound unity into a broader effort to save the rules-based order.”
"It is rarely acknowledged or even considered that Beijing actually shares much of Washington’s vision for the Indo-Pacific," argues Paul Heer in the National Interest.
“Wagner’s appeal comes as little surprise to those of us who have worked on the continent. Its engagement is transactional,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford.
“Realism is the school of no hope, the curmudgeon of international relations thought,” writes Paul Poast in Foreign Affairs.
"For all the difficulties confronting a resumption of nuclear negotiations, the need to do so is real," argues Council President Ivo Daalder.