ARTICLES

Collection of all articles written by Patrick Lawrence and published under the bylines “Patrick L. Smith” or “Patrick Smith.”

The Perils of Russophobia

The Perils of Russophobia

Anyone too young to remember HUAC and the destruction the Cold War wrought should study up. We are a few short steps away from both. We are besieged, readers. As the archives of this magazine make perfectly plain, the spasm…

How American Exceptionalism Has Undermined Foreign Policy

How American Exceptionalism Has Undermined Foreign Policy

End-of-history triumphalism will get us nowhere as the new century advances. Editor’s Note: For much of the past two decades, and certainly since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, progressive foreign policy has been defined by what it is against—primarily,…

Can Trump Clean Up the Mess Obama Made of Asia Policy?

Can Trump Clean Up the Mess Obama Made of Asia Policy?

Donald Trump has Beijing’s attention now that he questions the “One China” policy on Taiwan. But here’s the question for the President-elect and his foreign policy advisers: Are you paying attention to the shifting balance of power in the Pacific…