Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

How Not to Fix the Liberal World Order

| Mar. 06, 2017

Donald Trump’s in-house foreign policy intellectual doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

We are all still trying to figure out what the Trump administration's foreign policy will be, which is why Michael Anton's "America and the Liberal International Order," in the inaugural issue of American Affairs, merits some degree of attention. Anton doesn't have a lot of original or insightful things to say in this piece (about which more below), but since he is now deputy assistant for strategic communications at the National Security Council, one might read his essay in the hope of decoding the administration's underlying beliefs and anticipating its future course.

One thing is clear: Anton has mastered the template for conservative jeremiads about U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy....

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For Academic Citation: Walt, Stephen M..“How Not to Fix the Liberal World Order.” Foreign Policy, March 6, 2017.