American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation’s commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington.
In his compelling new book, Ted Galen Carpenter details the growing horror overtaking Mexico and explains how the current U.S.-backed strategies for trying to stem Mexico’s drug violence have been a disaster.
Foreign policy expert Ted Galen Carpenter outlines strategies for protecting America’s security while avoiding unnecessary and unrewarding military adventures.
A warning about what the U.S. must do quickly to avoid being dragged into war.
Exiting South Korea
“A refreshingly candid, controversial, and hard-hitting assessment of Washington’s …campaign against illegal drugs.”
America confronts an array of international challenges and opportunities in the 21st century.
Victory in the Balkans — at what cost?
Will China be a partner or a threat?
Mission creep: the dangers of NATO expansion.
Why we shouldn’t give the UN more power.
Foreign policy crises and First Amendment rights.