Category: Foreign Policy

Explaining German Foreign Policy: A Difficult Undertaking

Germany became a country haunted by its past – determined to act as a model international citizen that was reluctant to employ its power abroad, a country committed to working through multilateral institutions, and a country eager to become a leading advocate of the non-proliferation regime.

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Netanyahu Speech, Iran and the Bomb

The partisan fight over Netanyahu’s speech to Congress has shown the increasing disunity in the USA over policies towards Iran and the problems of an effective nuclear deal with Tehran. However, it is worth remembering that no American-led deal can prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons if Iran wants them and the American political class and the general public should get used to it. A brilliant analysis by Alochonaa’s IR chief Dr. Simon Leitch

Explaining Obama’s Foreign Policy: Don’t Bother

Does Obama have a coherent foreign policy? Does it matter? In this article Dr. Cooper identifies some basic principles of Obama’s foreign policy whilst dismissing simplistic categorizations such as realist or liberal. Whilst the seeming lack of consistency in Obama’s policies isn’t historically unusual, it does pose problems for predicting how America will respond to foreign policy challenges in the near future.