Governance

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The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

| October 2018

In his new book, The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy, Professor Walt exposes the inner workings of the foreign policy elite across the Bush, Clinton, and Obama administrations and shows how they have been able to avoid accountability, keep discredited ideas and policies in vogue, and maintain influence despite past blunders. Walt asserts that their recurring failures are a big reason why Donald Trump was elected.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the Senate hearings.

Newsday

Analysis & Opinions - Deutschlandfunk Nova

Clüver Ashbrook on Kavanaugh Hearings: "If There Is One Big Loser, It Is The American Political System"

| Sep. 28, 2018

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Belfer Center's Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, spoke with Germany's National Public Radio Deutschlandfunk about the Nomination and Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court.

From left, Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., gather before a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

The Way Kavanaugh’s Supporters Are Talking About Sexual Assault Allegations Can Be Dangerous, Our New Study Finds

    Authors:
  • Matthew A Baum
  • Susanne Schwarz
  • Yuri M. Zhukov
| Sep. 27, 2018

According to Politico, a White House lawyer said, in response to Dr. Ford’s allegations, “If somebody can be brought down by accusations like this, then you, me, every man certainly should be worried.” The link our research reveals between such rape culture attitudes and actual sexual assault suggests excusing sexually violent behavior or normalizing sexual assault allegations as something all men do may encourage a culture of impunity that increases sexual assault without consequences.

Flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington, Sunday on August 26, 2018.

AP Photo/J. David Ake

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

John McCain Understood That the Republican Party was Selling its Soul. He Refused.

| Aug. 26, 2018

John McCain’s death offers a moment to think about the insurgency in the GOP that vexed him during his final decade as a politician, and that produced in Donald Trump a man he seemed to loathe, but couldn’t figure out how to stop.