U.S. Foreign Policy

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Although Suffragio focuses on the domestic politics of foreign countries and not on the domestic politics of the United States, it’s virtually impossible to discuss world politics without some mention of the United States, which remains for better or worse the world’s leading superpower, with the largest global military, the largest global economy and arguably, the widest global cultural reach.

In that regard, please see below those posts that touch on U.S. politics:

Winners and losers in the Iran nuclear deal
April 2, 2015

The case for O’Malley in the 2016 presidential election
March 16, 2015

On the matter of the Cotton letter to Iran
March 10, 2015

The real reason Netanyahu is coming to Washington
January 28, 2015

Photo of the day: Obama meets Modi
January 25, 2015

The Duke chapel brouhaha and US soft foreign policy
January 15, 2015

Six questions about the landmark Cuba deal
December 18, 2014

What would Jeb Bush’s foreign policy look like?
December 17, 2014

Cheney, Obama and the US security policy debate
December 14, 2014

After torture report, how to enshrine ‘never again’?
December 9, 2014

Ashton Carter will be Obama’s fourth defense secretary
December 2, 2014

Hagel’s exit symbolizes Obama policy shift
November 25, 2014

Throughout reform debate, US immigration has changed
November 20, 2014

China has self-interested incentives for a bilateral climate deal
November 12, 2014

How Asian-Americans explain the 2014 US midterms
November 7, 2014

What the world can teach the United States about DC voting rights
November 3, 2014

What a Republican Senate means for world politics
November 3, 2014

Gary Hart deserved better than the dregs of Northern Ireland peace
October 21, 2014

Kurdish opportunity rises as US airstrikes hit Syria
September 23, 2014

Five thoughts on Obama’s ISIS announcement
September 11, 2014

Six important points from Clinton’s foreign policy interview
August 11, 2014

Hernandez selectively blames US for child migrant crisis
July 29, 2014

Unaccompanied minors? Blame a century of US Central American policy
July 25, 2014

What’s the factual basis for killing Awlaki?
June 23, 2014

What Eric Cantor’s stunning primary defeat means for world politics
June 11, 2014

Did Hillary Clinton just lose Florida in the November 2016 election?
June 6, 2014

Obama doctrine: ‘Don’t do stupid stuff.’ Or as we call it, ‘realism.’
May 28, 2014

Why there’s reason for optimism about the Afghan troop drawdown
May 27, 2014

Europolitics: The US perspective on the European parliamentary elections
May 26, 2014

The National Interest: Pivoting to Modi: US-India relations in the Modi era
May 15, 2014

The cynical politics behind the Benghazi scandal
May 9, 2014

How EU regulation led to Oklahoma’s ghastly botched execution
April 30, 2014

Why the US needs to start thinking about a Scottish policy
April 15, 2014

US ambassador to India resigns a week before Indian elections
April 1, 2014

Trade blocs form the new borders of the 21st century global order
March 27, 2014

Pre-Sochi required reading list: McFaul’s foibles and Putin’s Olympics
February 6, 2014

LIVE BLOG: 2014 State of the Union address
January 28, 2014

Could the United States and Canada effect a national merger?
January 22, 2014

A few quick thoughts on Obama’s NSA reform speech
January 17, 2014

Ten reasons why the Iran sanctions bill is policy malpractice
January 16, 2014

Brian Schweitzer, Montana’s foremost foreign policy expert
January 6, 2014

Neither Republicans nor Democrats learned the real lesson of Benghazi
December 26, 2013

Will the US respect Yemeni parliament’s vote on drone attacks?
December 26, 2013

Why Menendez is such an awful Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair
December 20, 2013

Why Stanley Fischer is such an inspired choice as US fed vice chair
December 18, 2013

Photo of the day: the Obama-Castro handshake
December 10, 2013

How the Obama administration is failing Honduras — and Central America
December 6, 2013

So what’s the big deal about Honduras’s election?
November 3, 2013

Amid debt ceiling shutdown, China sharply calls for a ‘de-Americanized world’
October 16, 2013

Photo of the day: John Kerry goes to APEC (while China drinks America’s milkshake)
October 7, 2013

Don’t blame the constitution for the shutdown — blame single-member plurality districts
October 3, 2013

Toward a pink-blue coalition: how House Democrats can rescue Boehner’s speakership
October 1, 2013

How the US government shutdown looks to the rest of the world
September 30, 2013

Obama-Rowhani call a historic first step in securing better US-Iranian relations
September 27, 2013

That ‘transcending ideology’ thing from Obama 2008? Angela Merkel did it. Obama hasn’t.
September 25, 2013

Yellen is the ‘tan socks’ candidate for Fed chair — and that’s why Obama should pick her
August 14, 2013

Clarke’s British reform failures a lesson as Holder pushes for historic turn on U.S. crime
August 13, 2013

Is Michael Bloomberg the Silvio Berlusconi of U.S. politics?
August 13, 2013

‘VIPR’ squads are now protecting American rodeos as TSA expands beyond airports
August 6, 2013

Goodbye WTO, hello TTIP: United States and Europe hope to create world’s largest free-trade zone
July 1, 2013

U.S. move to support anti-Assad allies jeopardizes Lebanon’s stability
June 19, 2013

Costos nomination to Madrid shows why the U.S. system of appointing top ambassadors is flawed
June 17, 2013

Spying on the Europeans: PRISM repercussions as Obama heads to Europe
June 14, 2013

Reframing the issue of Edward Snowden’s whistle-blowing: public vs. private
June 13, 2013

Rice and Power bring liberal interventionism back to the heart of U.S. foreign policy
June 5, 2013

How the U.S. drone strike on the Pakistani Taliban undermines Sharif’s government
May 31, 2013

Questions on the U.S. war on terror, Obama’s big speech and its effect on world politics
May 23, 2013

Remembering the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led Iraq invasion
March 18, 2013

Will Hamid Karzai really step down as Afghanistan’s president in August 2014?
March 1, 2013

How U.S. immigration reform might affect México
February 7, 2013

U.S. justice department memo justifies targeted killings of U.S. citizens abroad
February 5, 2013

A public interest theory of the continued U.S. embargo on Cuba
February 4, 2013

Don’t rule out Joe Biden in 2016 U.S. presidential election
January 21, 2013

Subdued Obama 2nd inauguration contrasts with Bush’s sweeping 2nd inaugural address
January 21, 2013

Lew to be nominated today for U.S. treasury secretary
January 10, 2013

Hagel’s Defense nomination may be about Israel — but not in the way you think
January 7, 2013

The next U.S. treasury secretary will be more important to world affairs than John Kerry
December 21, 2012

Five reasons why Kerry’s appointment as U.S. secretary of state is a slam dunk
December 21, 2012

Time names Barack Obama Person of the Year. Is that too US-centric?
December 19, 2012

What can the internal gun politics of other countries teach the United States?
December 14, 2012

Photo of the day: Mirth in Perth
November 13, 2012

Andrew Moravcsik, Brookings panel explore US-EU relations in Obama’s second term
November 9, 2012

Could Puerto Rico really become the 51st U.S. state?
November 7, 2012

Who is Alejandro García Padilla?
November 7, 2012

What Obama’s reelection means for world politics
November 6, 2012

Final thoughts (and predictions) for the U.S. presidential election
November 5, 2012

Handicapping the race to become the next top diplomat of the United States
November 4, 2012

Two systems, two transitions: China, US face leadership crossroads simultaneously
November 3, 2012

LIVE BLOG: Romney, Obama spar over foreign policy in final U.S. presidential debate
October 22, 2012

Who is Luis Fortuño? A primer on Puerto Rico and the Republican Party’s favorite boricua
August 29, 2012

U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s foreign policy views
August 11, 2012

Romney/Cameron tiff showcases often odd relationship between US, UK leaders
July 26, 2012

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Photo credit to Kevin Lees — Statue of Liberty in New York, October 2009; Ferry in San Francisco, November 2009.

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