Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ted Galen Carpenter — The Duplicitous Superpower

For any country, the foundation of successful diplomacy is a reputation for credibility and reliability. Governments are wary of concluding agreements with a negotiating partner that violates existing commitments and has a record of duplicity. Recent U.S. administrations have ignored that principle, and their actions have backfired majorly, damaging American foreign policy in the process.…
In some cases, the US is unable to keep its agreements or honor its word over time, and in other cases it has no intention of doing so right from the outset of making the agreement.

The American Conservative
The Duplicitous Superpower
Ted Galen Carpenter, senior fellow in defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute

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