Roundtable – Whatever’s Going On With Iran

The Roundtable is Torchlight staff’s discussion of news and events. The text has been lightly edited for clarity, and some links may have been added after the fact. This conversation happened on January 12, 2020. Josh Kyu Saiewitz, Senior Managing Editor Hello and welcome to a whole new decade of Torchlight Roundtables, the semi-regular feature

All for One: Two Years of Trump’s Foreign Policy

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While there is political disagreement over how to express and achieve the foreign policy goals of the United States, there is general agreement over what they are. For example, maintaining the American hegemony is generally seen as good for the stability of the international system. America achieves this through diplomacy, military power, intelligence operations, economic