Posts in Foreign Policy
Breaking Down Spain's Upcoming Election

2019 will be a major year for Europe, with European Parliament election coming in May, and the selection of a new European Commission President to replace Jean-Claude Juncker, who is not seeking a second term. The vote in Spain will feature many of the issues that are present in much of Europe such as economic policy, immigration, regionalism, and the debate over the EU. Taking place in one of Europe’s largest and most important countries, it may be a harbinger of European politics to come.

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Patience for the Iran Deal

America can toe the line between “pie in the sky” diplomacy and fatalistic rhetoric. We can understand the severe limitations of the Iran deal, and the bad faith it was created under, while still allowing nations to build their own allegiances. We can distrust the Iranian regime, yet know that we are not best situated to pressure it. Patience, in this step of the process, is the best prescription.

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Why Conservatives Should Consider Restraint

If conservatism is the preservation of the founders’ principles, then it is time to re-evaluate the modern approach to foreign policy. There is a place for American interventionism, but its use should be limited. The place is certainly not any of the examples listed above, nor in any conflict fought to prevent Russia and China from gaining strategic advantage. These advantages are temporary. However, principles of freedom can last if they are safeguarded by our maintaining our image.

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Brexit Negotiations: A Deadlock

On June 23, 2016, the British public voted in favor of the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU). The United Kingdom has had an antagonistic relationship with the EU since joining in 1973, with London opting out of certain key components of European integration, like the Schengen Area and the eurozone. In an effort to silence British concerns with an already strained relationship, former Prime Minister David Cameron opted to hold a referendum to allow British citizens to decide the United Kingdom’s future with the EU.

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