According to a really interesting article from Democracy Digest,
The cluster of organizations around the National Endowment for Democracy has evolved into “a huge apparatus” with its strong norms and operational principles, one expert observes, at a time when the purpose and principles of US foreign policy are being reconsidered.
Across the partisan divide, there is a sense among Americans, as a recent report from the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs concludes, that U.S. international engagement must be amended—with a renewed focus on how foreign policy connects to the doorstep issues of average Americans, notes Nikolas K. Gvosdev, the chair of economic geography and national security at the U.S. Naval War College. There is also a renewed suspicion of losing sovereignty or decision-making to bodies beyond voters’ reach and control, he writes for the National Interest.
Americans are never going to be isolationists—because U.S. security and prosperity do depend on U.S. interaction with the rest of the world, Gvosdev believes. The question is the degree and depth of that interaction.
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