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A Trump Doctrine? Not Yet

A Trump Doctrine? Not Yet

There will be no more nation-building in Afghanistan under the "Trump doctrine". But will its policies allow a role for the Taliban in a future government?

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Saudis Counterterrorism Efforts Ahead of Trump Visit

Saudis Counterterrorism Efforts Ahead of Trump Visit

As President Trump heads out on his Abrahamic foreign policy tour, Saudi Arabia is emphasizing its anti-terrorism credentials.

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Soft Power: Russian and American University Students Find Common Ground

Soft Power: Russian and American University Students Find Common Ground

While U.S.-Russia relations remain uncertain, students at the Volgograd Institute of Management engaged their American counterparts in some diplomatic bridge-building.

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Israel PM candidate: “Biggest Crisis since the Time of Mohammad”

Israel PM candidate: “Biggest Crisis since the Time of Mohammad”

Former Israeli defense minister Ya’alon and Prime Minister hopeful outlined his view of the developments that shape the Middle East today.

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Blinking Red: Reconsidering U.S. Approaches to Cybersecurity

Blinking Red: Reconsidering U.S. Approaches to Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity threats range from Russia's influence on the U.S. elections to the ongoing theft by China of industrial intellectual property and North Korea's attacks on U.S. media.

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Delegitimizing America?

Delegitimizing America?

The immigration fiasco, based on the President's executive order, was the next stage of delegitimizing the American political process itself.

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America’s Other Foreign Policy

America’s Other Foreign Policy

Thousands of ordinary Americans serve as unofficial ambassadors of the United States—many counter, or oblivious to official policy.

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Middle East Christians and the 2016 U.S. Elections

Middle East Christians and the 2016 U.S. Elections

The new U.S. president will have to address the issue of religious minorities in the Middle East, from humanitarian and geostrategic perspectives.

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On Shifting Ground: A New Documentary on Nepal Earthquake Relief

On  Shifting Ground: A New Documentary on Nepal Earthquake Relief

On Shifting Ground tells the story of collaboration among six Hilton Prize-winning international NGOs and a range of local organizations after the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

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Democracy in the Middle East: A Snapshot from ICANN

Democracy in the Middle East: A Snapshot from ICANN

Democracy in the Middle East is a passionate, controversial, and evolving issue. But it is on grand display among members of an ICANN working group.

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CIDRZ Recovery: Stronger Institutions for Health and Development

CIDRZ Recovery: Stronger Institutions for Health and Development

CIDRZ reforms and rebuilds its research, public health, and development programs to deliver better science, health care, and local talent capacity-building.

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Lesvos Online: Social Media, Refugees, and Foreign Policy at the Individual Level

Lesvos Online: Social Media, Refugees, and Foreign Policy at the Individual Level

The refugee crisis in Europe stems from competing state and non-state actors in Syria and uneven responses by state and supra-state actors in Europe. But one of the most interesting—and useful—responses to the crisis have been at the individual level.

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America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

While much of the media focuses on U.S. foreign policy failures, scandals, or intra-agency turf battles, this film reminds us that the career personnel are talented, dedicated people whose commitment to public service and American interests includes considerable sacrifice.

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Trump’s Foreign Policy

Trump’s Foreign Policy

A Trump victory is possible. What would President Trump's foreign policy look like?

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Trump, Reagan, and American Foreign Policy

Trump, Reagan, and American Foreign Policy

The United States is preparing a new variable in its foreign policy: a new President. If Donald Trumps wins, what will his foreign policy look like?

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About the Author

Jim Quirk
Jim Quirk

Jim Quirk teaches American and comparatiive politics at American University in Washington, D.C. He has taught at Loyola University Maryland, The Catholic University of America, and the University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria. His favorite projects have included work with online learning, Mexico, the Balkans, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, OSCE, and IEEE. He tweets from @webQuirks.

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