Strategic Focus: Empire
Is the Obama administration winding down our empire or simply trying to implement a kinder, gentler version?
In Piracy and Empire, John Feffer notes that pirates were present at the creation of the U.S. empire. Have they returned for the empire's finale? http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/6073
Is the United States running out of power at this time of economic crisis? asks Mark Engler in Empire Foreclosed? http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/6049
The new administration needs to move beyond the nation's imperial tradition in this hemisphere, says Manuel Pérez-Rocha in Empire and Latin America in the Obama Era.
In the video at left, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecKj5g_8P1c, John Feffer interviews Professor Stephen Zunes about the role of the U.S. in the world under the Obama administration. Will the U.S. empire roll back or continue on?
Empire Roundtable: We asked FPIF's senior analysts to weigh in on the future course of American foreign policy: maintenance of empire or its rejection? http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/5997
Strategic Dialogue on R2P: Trevor Keck and Bridget Moix, Steven Fake and Kevin Funk, and Shaun Randol all weigh in on the Responsibility to Protect doctrine, with a corresponding debate on the subject. http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/5982