Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ten Foreign Policy Myths

Stephen Walt over at Foreign Policy magazine does a nice job of skewering the conventional wisdom that surrounds some of the biggest fears in international affairs, everything from the real threat posed by "Rogue States" to "Islamofascism" (perhaps the dumbest term in all of foreign policy in my opinion).

Walt's rationale is that in all of the ten cases he lists we let ourselves be scared silly by things that in reality aren't all that scary. This has led, and continues to lead, the US into making some really poor foreign policy choices. It's definitely worth a read, especially if you're not satisfied with the way American foreign policy is going these days.
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