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

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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

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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.

 A section of the cheering crowd at Buckingham Palace

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

A Practical Guide to Perpetual Peace

| Dec. 19, 2023

Stephen Walt advocates for world leaders (and publics) to start by taking realism's lessons more seriously and cast a more skeptical eye on any ideology that claims to have found the key to ending war forever. Because these proposals all require imposing political beliefs on others who may not want to accept them, they typically make the problem worse rather than better.

Eleanor Roosevelt holding a poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Analysis & Opinions - Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

The Future of Human Rights

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Belfer Center experts shared their perspectives on the future of the international human rights movement as part of the Carr Center's publication, Making a Movement: The History and Future of Human Rights