Grand Strategy


“America well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own…she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.” So cautioned John Quincy Adams on the Fourth of July in 1821...

Have generations of Americans since heeded the counsel of our sixth president?

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Essential Reading

  • Justin Logan, Independent Review
    Foreign policy in the United States is like polo: almost entirely an elite sport. The issue rarely figures in national elections. The country is so secure that foreign policy does not affect voters enough to care much.
  • Rachel Esplin Odell, Quincy Institute
    A shift in the balance of maritime power in the Indo–Pacific region is contributing to rising tensions. This shift is accompanied by a mismatch in perceptions between the United States and China, which is in turn driving a dangerous great-power rivalry at sea
  • John Mueller, Cato Institute
    People are regularly bombarded with ideas, and as they sort through these ideas, they pick and choose which to embrace and which to fear
  • Mark Perry, Quincy Institute
    The ongoing debate over whether, how, and how many U.S. forces should be based in the Middle East coincides with the broader debate over where the U.S. should be spending its defense dollars — and whether the resources it is expending in the Middle East should be spent elsewhere.
  • Sumantra Maitra, Canadian Military Journal
    Recent scholarship and declassified documents have thrown open further debates about NATO enlargement at a time when the unity and strength of the alliance is under scrutiny.
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