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America Should be the World's Policeman

America Should be the World's Policeman

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As its sole superpower, the United States has assumed the role of world’s policeman. Citing a moral responsibility to uphold freedom and democracy around the world, America intervenes in foreign conflicts and wields unprecedented global power. But should America invest its resources and energy in global policing? Or should the strongest nation on Earth turn its focus inward and respect the autonomy of its neighbors? 

Overview: U.S. Foreign Policy
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Eben Kaplan
Sunday, April 1, 2001
Charles William Maynes
Bush Administration
Monday, January 28, 2008
Jacob Weisberg
Friday, April 1, 2016
Daniel W. Drezner
Saturday, July 1, 2006
Philip H. Gordon
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Laura Secor
America’s Decline/Multipolar World
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Parag Khanna
Monday, October 1, 2007
Philip S. Golub
Losing Latin America
Monday, February 1, 2016
Daniel P. Erikson
Monday, December 10, 2007
Joseph Contreras
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Barry R. Posen
Friday, November 2, 2007
Justine A. Rosenthal
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
London Times December 19
Thursday, February 9, 2006
Justin Logan
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Paul J. Saunders
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Richard N. Haass
Balancing Idealism & Realism
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Derek Chollet
Monday, March 12, 2007
Paul Johnson
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Daniel W. Drezner
Monday, August 1, 2016
Jack Snyder
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Anthony Dworkin
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Joseph S. Nye

The U.S. must shed its ideas of global hegemony.

Friday, July 13, 2007
Leon T. Hader
Monday, August 1, 2016
Charles A. Kupchan
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Michael Lind
Thursday, June 1, 2006
Graham E. Fuller
American Empire/Imperialism
Monday, October 22, 2007
John B. Judis
Thursday, September 1, 2005
John Bellamy Foster
American Public
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Alasdair Roberts
Monday, January 1, 2007
Matthew Continetti
Monday, February 1, 2016
Daniel W. Drezner
Friday, October 20, 2006
Jim Lobe
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Pew Global Attitudes Project June 27
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 April 17