U.S. foreign policy
GW Professor and former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs on his most recent book, Red Line.
Despite Trump’s campaign rhetoric, the US is not in decline. Because of immigration, it is the only major developed country that will not suffer a demographic decline by mid-century; its dependence on energy imports is diminishing rather than rising; it is at the forefront of the major technologies (bio, nano, information) that will shape this century; and its universities dominate the world league tables.
Lost in the controversy of Obama's visit to Cuba is the question of whether isolating Cuba was ever the right move to begin with.