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A Democrat Looks at Foreign Policy

The world has turned upside down, but U.S. foreign policy has been slow to change. We have failed to develop a coherent strategy for the future—a successor to containment. A Republican sits in the White House, but Democrats also bear responsibility for foreign policy inertia. Democrats have ceded the field of foreign affairs to the president, let him set the agenda and not challenged him often enough on the specifics of policy. The result has been drift. It is now up to Democrats to articulate a more compelling American foreign policy. Democrats have the opportunity to redefine the concept …

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