Bolton believes that to protect itself and project its power, the United States must be aggressive, unilateral and militant, sharing worldview that animated Richard B. Cheney, who after 9/11 spoke openly about the need to "use any means at our disposal, basically, to achieve our objective."
In this podcast, Dan Mahanty and Elise Carlson-Rainer deliberate over the current state of affairs of human rights in U.S. foreign policy.
Jim Mattis doesn't see the U.S. relationship with China worsening after a series of setbacks that officials said include canceling his visit to Beijing.
From Latin America to the Middle East, migration policies have played a key role as authoritarian regimes seek greater influence in regional and global affairs.
New comparative polling data shows that the American and Russian populations broadly agree on the importance of a number of key foreign policy issues.
No matter where one sits on the political spectrum, there is a broad consensus that the U.S. will face many foreign policy challenges in 2018.
If the future of U.S.-Russian relations is daunting, however, it is hardly terra incognita, not least because the United States now possesses nearly two decades of experience in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the "Putinist" system, and the foreign policy he has constructed.
In each nightmare scenario, Putin might take advantage of events in other countries to undermine the cornerstone alliance of U.S. international security.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations.