America Is Confused Over What It Means to Be Exceptional

May 18, 2021

The deepening Israeli-Palestinian conflict is quickly becoming a game of identifying which acts committed by either side in the course of the most recent fighting are war crimes and which are crimes against humanity. The failure on the part of both international institutions and powerful nations...

Good Bye, American Exceptionalism

February 03, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021, was a bright day. The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States seemed to mark the end of the dysfunctional period of Donald Trump. The transition comes amid powerful calls to overcome the bitterness of polarized politics, appealing to the...

COVID-19 Speeds Up Decline of US Influence

June 04, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has changed assumptions about so-called American exceptionalism, which is the idea that the US has a special role to play in global affairs.