On Geopolitics

The United States: Between Isolation and Empire

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Jan 31, 2017 | 08:17 GMT
Theodore Roosevelt stands with the First Cavalry Volunteers on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War.
Theodore Roosevelt stands with the First Cavalry Volunteers on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War.
(WILLIAM DINWIDDIE/Getty Images)

If we step back from the politics of personality -- something that isn't always easy to do when they hit so close to home -- we can see where and how Donald Trump's tactics fit into the evolution of U.S. policy as a whole. With this context in mind, it's useful to look at the origins of U.S. activism abroad, and the two diverging paths it often takes. ...

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