Perils of Polarization for U.S. Foreign Policy

March 26, 2018

by Kenneth A. Schultz

 

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A source of the decline of U.S. standing in the world comes from within: a long-term trend of partisan polarization in American politics which has made it harder for the United States to conduct foreign policy and to wield its diplomatic and military power in the world in four ways. Recognizing these problems may help mitigate their worst effects.