Eagle View: America’s biggest international challenges

Daniel Drezner introduces his new column and explains how he will address populism, climate change, the global economy and much more through a US lens.

The World Today
Published 29 September 2023 3 minute READ

Daniel W. Drezner

Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Welcome to my new column. Why Eagle View? The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1782 – its official status is older than the US constitution. And this column will be looking at global affairs through a distinctly American lens.

A few decades ago, such a proclamation would have been unremarkable. During the Cold War and the post-Cold War eras, Americans often conflated international relations with US foreign policy, a source of perennial frustration for allies and neutrals.

In this century, the concept of positionality has become more important, so it is worth stressing my orientation at the outset. I have lived and worked in a number of countries, but my perspective is American.

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