April 22, 2012

America in a G-Zero World

Ian Bremmer, The Daily Beast

AP Photo

Over the next few months, the Obama and Romney campaigns will occasionally set aside discussion of the country’s most pressing domestic issues—the ethical treatment of dogs, the virtues of motherhood, and the tantrums of Ted Nugent—to take on the foreign-policy issues of the day. Unfortunately, their messages will be crafted to win votes, not to offer a coherent vision of America’s evolving role in the world. We can hope that whoever wins the November election recognizes that changes at home and abroad will define America’s next generation of challenges and opportunities, but the signs are not always encouraging.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: United States, 2012

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

April 12, 2012
Three Looming Storms for Obama
Leslie Gelb, The Daily Beast
It is unusual for U.S. presidents to be facing so many potential war situations at the same time. Probably the last president to face this many nightmares was John F. Kennedy. more ››
April 16, 2012
Obama's Nixonian Approach to Russia
Michael Weiss, American Interest
For all his pretensions of being a “transformative” president, Barack Obama’s foreign policy prescriptions are rooted in a deeply conservative and nostalgic tradition. When it comes to Russia, the tradition this White House... more ››
April 11, 2012
Obama Must Stop Spread of Syria Crisis
Simon Tisdall, The Guardian
Syria's crisis is spreading to Turkey and Lebanon, and regional powers are increasingly entangled - it's time for decisive action. more ››
By Erin McPike - April 17, 2012Since launching his bid for the White House last year, Mitt Romney has taken a far more passive approach to combating President Obama on foreign policy than he has to contrasting their economic... more ››
April 9, 2012
U.S. Politics Could Sink Iran Talks
The National
National Editorial Who even remembers Iraq? Apparently, not too many Americans. In February, more than 58 per cent of US adults polled by Pew Research Centre responded that military action could be justified to prevent a... more ››