Speaker: Michael Poznansky, Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College

How has the liberal international order shaped American foreign policy? Proponents argue its impact has been profound. Critics charge that it has failed to prevent the United States from violating rules and norms. The answer lies in between. While rule violations have been a constant feature of the postwar order, the nature of violations have varied in unappreciated ways. America's approach toward the liberal order, including whether leaders feel the need to conceal rule violations at all, is a function of two factors: (1) the burden of complying with the liberal order’s core tents and (2) the intensity of great power competition. Together, these factors help explain broad patterns of U.S. behavior over time.

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