The Internationalist

Patrick assesses the future of world order, state sovereignty, and multilateral cooperation.

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U.S. President Donald J. Trump walks from the White House in Washington, DC, before his departure to Greer, South Carolina, on October 16, 2017. Yuri Gripas/Reuters

The Self-Defeating Sovereignty Obsession

In an op-ed recently published in RealClearWorld, I examine the misconception behind President Donald J. Trump’s obsession with American sovereignty. Read More

October 12, 2017

United States
The Wall Is in Trump’s Head: Immigration, National Sovereignty, and America’s Borders

In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, I examine the inconvenient truths that confront President Trump’s border wall proposal.

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October 11, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Trump, the World Bank, and the IMF: Explaining the Dog that Didn’t Bark (Yet)

A big surprise of Donald Trump’s “America First” presidency has been the moderate tone he has adopted toward the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), which hold their annual meetings in Washington this week. Few observers expected this outcome back in January. Trump, who had spent his campaign railing against globalization, delivered a dark inaugural address praising protectionism. Stephen K. Bannon, his chief strategist, pledged that populist nationalists would put globalist elites in their place.

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October 10, 2017

The Outer Space Treaty’s Midlife Funk

The following is a guest post by Kyle Evanoff, research associate in international economics and U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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