A New Vision for American Foreign Policy

14 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2018 Last revised: 20 May 2019

Date Written: May 17, 2019

Abstract

The United States lacks a vision of foreign policy. Complacent from the fall of the Soviet Union and weary from the War on Terror, America lacks a willingness to face the largest threats to democracy, human rights, and open markets in the post-Cold War era. I argue that values, alliance, institutions, and willingness to invest politically and economically should drive American foreign policy in confronting rising authoritarianism. I close with some brief simple examples of policy ideas that flow from this foreign policy framework.

Keywords: Foreign Policy, International Development

JEL Classification: F35, O2

Suggested Citation

Balding, Christopher, A New Vision for American Foreign Policy (May 17, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3252175 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3252175

Christopher Balding (Contact Author)

Fulbright University Vietnam ( email )

Vietnam

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