American Diplomacy Links--October 2016.

Author:Clack, George
Position:Internet Article FYI - Recommended readings

October 2016

Does Trump's Rise Mean Liberalism's End?

How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Course Correction

The Real Power of Putin

Entire U.S. Political System 'Under Attack' by Russian Hacking, Experts Warn

A Syrian Deadlock for Years To Come

Obama's Syria Policy: The Illusion of U.S. Power in the Middle East

Trump's Praise of Russia, Iran, and Assad Regime Riles GOP Experts

The White Helmets of Syria

Voters Said 'No' to Peace in Colombia.

What's Next?

Does Erdogan Want To Be Putin or


Accelerating Innovation with Leadership

"Does Trump's Rise Mean Liberalism's End?"

The "Liberal Story" says that if we liberalize and globalize our political and economic systems, we will produce paradise on earth, or at least peace and prosperity for all. This is the paradigm that has dominated the world for the past few decades, but it is now collapsing, and so far no new story has emerged to fill the vacuum. Instead, we get Donald Trump.

By Yuval Noah Harari, the New Yorker. Harari, an Israeli historian, is a history professor at the the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.

"How Geography Explains Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton"

Because of its location, America can choose whether it wants to be a gatekeeper or a global policeman. The author summarizes a new book by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former NATO secretary-general and Danish prime minister, who writes, "When it comes to the global village, the United States is a big, rich house with a wall and a moat around it that privileged position has allowed America to swing between two opposing roles."

By Uri Freidman, the Atlantic. Friedman is a staff writer at the Atlantic who covers global affairs.

"Course Correction"

U.S. foreign policy needs a serious analysis and thorough reappraisal. The authors argue that U.S. actions have exacerbated some of today's most ominous threats: terrorist attacks, China's power grab in East Asia, and Russia's annexing Crimea.

By Dimitri K. Simes, Pratik Chougule, and Paul J. Saunders, the National Interest. Simes is president of the Center for the National Interest and publisher & CEO of the National Interest journal. Chougule is the managing editor of the National Interest. He previously...

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