Democrats, as well as many of their political adversaries, see in John Kerry a more traditional statesman who may pursue the national interestRead More
About the Author
Eric Patterson is Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University and Senior Research Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. He recently published “Politics in a Religious World: Toward a Religiously Informed U.S. Foreign Policy” (Continuum, 2011).
People across the Arab world are bitterly trying to reconcile President Obama’s inspirational Cairo Speech of June 2009 with the Administration’s halting response to the Arab Spring. In the past month many Arabs were angered by...Read More
Despite the election of a new president deeply critical of his predecessor, is wide agreement that democracy promotion will remain central to U.S. foreign policy. This essay considers the Bush Administration’s Freedom Agenda as foreign policy and answers the following questions: how should we understand the Freedom Agenda as a foreign policy, and what are the results of the implementation of this constellation of discrete policies?Read More