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People protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and call for the release of hostages held in the Gaza Strip

AP/Ohad Zwigenberg

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

America Fueled the Fire in the Middle East

| Apr. 15, 2024

Stephen Walt argues that the tragic irony is that the individuals and organizations in the United States that have been the most ardent in shielding Israel from criticism and pushing one administration after another to back Israel, no matter what it does, have in fact done enormous damage to the country that they were trying to help.

The statue of Grand Princess Olga of Kyiv, is fitted with a mock flack jacket

AP/Vadim Ghirda

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

Nobody Actually Knows What Russia Does Next

| Apr. 02, 2024

Stephen Walt argues that because no one knows what Putin might do, NATO's European members should increase their defense capabilities and correct any obvious vulnerabilities. At the same time, however, the United States and its NATO allies should acknowledge Russia's legitimate security concerns and consider what they can do to allay them.

A Ukrainian serviceman looks at a monitor of an electronic warfare system

AP/Efrem Lukatsky

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

America Is Suffering From a Resolve Gap

| Jan. 30, 2024

Stephen Walt argues that if the world is entering a period of defense dominance—and if the resolve of most states is greatest in their immediate surroundings—then the ability of any country to wield vast and unchallenged global influence will decline. In such a world, the United States will have to pick its battles more carefully than it has in the past.

Donald Trump

AP/Charles Krupa

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

Another Trump Presidency Won't Much Change U.S. Foreign Policy

| Jan. 22, 2024

Stephen Walt writes that the differences in foreign policy will be less significant than one may think. Consider how Trump and Biden would each likely deal with the three most important items on the current foreign-policy agenda: Ukraine, China, and the Middle East.