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Simon Reich

Professor in The Division of Global Affairs and The Department of Political
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Afghanistan is Now Officially James Mattis’ War

September 9, 2017 Donald Trump’s speech on his administration’s strategy in Afghanistan – in which he announced the introduction of an unspecified number of new combat troops, without a mission and without a specified end date, in a strategy that abandoned nation building but entailed war-fighting – clearly contravened the principles of his...

The End of America’s Global Leadership?

June 5, 2017 American presidents in recent decades have spent a great deal of time proclaiming U.S. leadership of the global system. The decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement undermines much of what they have said. For any student of global politics, it represents a watershed moment when it comes to...

What’s the Purpose of President Trump’s Navy?

March 24, 2017 President Trump visited Newport News at the beginning of March to deliver a speech aboard the soon-to-be commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. It provided a timely reminder of his campaign pledge that he would increase the size of the fleet from the current figure of 272 to 350...

What's the Purpose of President Trump's Navy?

March 15, 2017 President Trump visited Newport News at the beginning of March to deliver a speech aboard the soon-to-be commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. It provided a timely reminder of his campaign pledge that he would increase the size of the fleet from the current figure of 272 to 350...

Five Foreign-Policy Challenges for President-Elect Trump

November 10, 2016 The election is finally over. It has resulted in the most stunning political upset in the modern era. But that is really just the end of the beginning. The country will require a large amount of healing. That the electorate has expressed record-high levels of disgust with the political process,...