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

Roundtable – Trump’s Generals

The Roundtable ot Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. The conversation has been lightly edited for clarity, and some links were added after the fact. This conversation happened on September 2, 2017. Tom Rich, Editor-in-Chief Welcome to the Roundtable, Torchlight’s discussion of news and events. One slow-burning items of news these last few weeks has

NATO Doesn’t Exist to Win Wars; It Exists to Prevent Them

My personal Memorial Day tradition is fairly low-key. There’s a small veterans’ memorial in my town, and it happens to be on a route that I walk regularly, so when I pass by it on Memorial Day I take a few minutes to pause, read over some of the names engraved on the stones, and