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Folks are worrying about the dollar again. They should be worrying about something else.feedback
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NEW Oct 19 2017
Daniel W. Drezner has most recently been quoted in an article called The #NeverNeverTrump conservatives worth following on Twitter. Daniel W. Drezner said, “These people are both conservative and contrarian, which makes them predisposed to defend Trump. But they do so with facts.”. Daniel W. Drezner has been quoted a grand total of 82 times in 81 articles.
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Aug 31 2017

He’s been a unmitigated disaster at every facet of his job.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

Serving in the Trump White House may require a horcrux or two.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Afghanistan

It's the policy ignorance, stupid.feedback

Aug 21 2017 - Twitter

The Trump-as-toddler Twitter thread, explained and curated.feedback

Aug 17 2017

In 2016, Kushner asserted that his father-in-law was not a racist. What does that mean in 2017?feedback

Aug 14 2017 - North Korea

North Korea, Putin's expulsion of Democrats, Charlottesville: A sorry spell for presidential rhetoric.feedback

Aug 09 2017

Hyperpowerfulness has its benefits.feedback

Aug 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

Can Trump act like a big boy as president?feedback

Aug 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

The Trump team has not exploited the Ideas Industry, and it's killing them.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

It would be hard to bet against entropy in the case of Trump.feedback

Jul 31 2017 - Iran

If the past week has made anything clear, it is that President Trump is a bad strategist. Consider three issues bedeviling his administration: Iran, health care and North Korea.feedback

Jul 27 2017 - Iran

The United States is getting worse at economic statecraft. China is getting better at it.feedback

Jul 20 2017

Am I being too harsh on Rex Tillerson? Or not harsh enough?feedback

Jul 19 2017

The president has no idea how to get a better deal except to tell his national security and foreign policy advisers, “get a better deal.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Why President Hillary Clinton would have made America Boring Again.feedback

Jul 13 2017 - Twitter

There was a lot of good. There was also a lot of bad. And there was a fair amount of ugly.feedback

Jul 11 2017

Universities are not facing an existential threat, but polarization has diminished their influence on public affairs.feedback

Jul 10 2017

Donald Trump has very little agenda-setting power.feedback

Jul 06 2017

Why the Democrats need their millionaires and billionaires.feedback

Jul 05 2017

Let’s step back for a moment and ask a simple question: what, exactly, is the U.S. Secretary of State supposed to do?feedback

Jul 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

There's a very fine line between parody and reality in 2017.feedback

Jun 26 2017 - Twitter

It's time for a brief respite. The author will be off Twitter as well, though just for a short break. Talk among yourselves this week.feedback

Jun 24 2017 - Qatar

In this case, there doesn't appear to a rational policy process, or if there is, it seems to exclude the president.feedback

Jun 24 2017 - Qatar

It's a recipe for real problems if the actors in the region conclude that the state department has no voice in this and to look just to the White House for policy. The president still has overwhelming foreign policy authority.feedback

Jun 24 2017

He clearly moved too slowly, and I think failed to appreciate the magnitude of what was going on.feedback

Jun 20 2017

With apologies to Joss Whedon: Into every generation a truly moronic trade policy is born: one completely counterproductive idea in all of America, a chosen one. This policy alone will wield both the stupidity and the political opportunism required to undercut both the U.S. economy and American foreign policy. It is the Nickelback of trade policy.feedback

Jun 19 2017 - Populism

What political science can tell us about the causes and effects of populism.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Trump Presidency

What happens if Trump views his domestic threats as more dire than any foreign threat?feedback

Jun 14 2017 - Sanctions

Washington is a town lousy with partisanship. At this point, when bipartisan action is taken, it is worth noticing. As my Post colleague Karoun Demrijian reported two days ago, there has been a rare bipartisan move in Congress to push for strengthening sanctions against Russia: Senators have struck a deal to put a comprehensive Russia sanctions [].feedback

Jun 13 2017

Back in January, I weighed the possibility of there being a modern equivalent to Walter Lippmann, a columnist and public intellectual who “spent most of his career ingratiating himself with presidents whom he then tried to sway.” The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts was pretty dubious about there being a modern Lippmann — not [].feedback

Jun 12 2017

Full disclosure: the hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts was completely distracted by infrastructure week. Every day last week, I could not stop thinking about making Americas roads, railways, airports, seaports, bus stations, hovercraft, hoverboards and WiFi access great again. Absolutely no other news event of the past week could hold the attention that the White [].feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts needs a breather from reading and writing about President Trump. Seriously, its exhausting. Just as I started to type these words, two bombshell stories about Trump came out. I simply do not have the energy to address them. There has to be something else worth reading. And there are, [].feedback

Jun 06 2017 - NATO

One of the odder aspects of that very bad, no good, horrible McMaster and Cohn op-ed of last week was their claim that President Trump had affirmed Article 5 of NATO — “an attack against one ally is considered as an attack against all allies” — when he very clearly had not. Yesterday, Politicos Susan Glasser [].feedback

Jun 05 2017 - Trump Presidency

It will not shock readers that the hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts is not the biggest fan of the Trump administrations foreign policy stylings. The secretary of states performance has been embarrassing. An op-ed by H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn desperately trying to spin Trumps overseas trip as a success was worse. The presidents decision [].feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

It is worth remembering that after Donald Trump won the election last November, there was reason for Americas foreign policy community to engage in some introspection. After all, petition after petition of national security and foreign policy professionals had been issued warning that Trump would be a foreign policy disaster. As I wrote in The [].feedback

May 31 2017 - Trump-Merkel

What's truly impressive about [State's] silence is the apparent lack of comprehension by Trump's foreign policy team about why Merkel would have fired these shots. Trump's ignorant rhetoric and brash demeanor virtually guarantee that elected leaders in large advanced industrialized democracies will benefit from resisting Trump.feedback

May 30 2017 - Trump Presidency

Unfortunately, my prediction from last week has come true, and the European leg of President Trumps first overseas trip did not go well at all: Germanys foreign minister launched a scathing criticism of Donald Trump on Monday, claiming the US Presidents actions have weakened the West and accusing the US government of standing against the [].feedback

May 25 2017

Like the State Department is going to tell you what is going on with appointments.feedback

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

The events of the past week suggest that the people with Oval Office access are not that bright at all.feedback

May 15 2017 - China

Donald Trump is cutting deals, but all of the available evidence suggests that he is getting played.feedback

May 11 2017 - Trump Presidency

It has been more than 36 hours since President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey, and the tick-tock, leaks and diatribes about it have not abated. The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts has devoured all of them, and has reached a pretty simple conclusion: Donald Trump does not understand how the federal government works. [].feedback

May 09 2017

Every White House has its management problems, and this one is no different. Or is it?feedback

May 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

I have noticed a disturbing trend in my social media discussions over the past hundred days or so: some of my colleagues refer to the current stewards of the executive branch as the Trump regime rather than the Trump administration. I honestly wonder if this is fair. Let me explain. Layman might think of state [].feedback

May 03 2017

The Secretary of State needs to move down the learning curve real fast and real soon.feedback

May 02 2017

Please, dear God, let this be the last thing I ever write about the 2016 election.feedback

May 01 2017

Why would Heritage choose to get rid of Jim DeMint right now? It's personal.feedback

Apr 20 2017

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts is getting old. This is much preferred to the alternative, of course, but it comes with certain side effects. Like getting grouchy when reading articles suggesting something is new when is not all that new. Theyre all legit celebrities now. Nothing like it before. @tarapalmeri + me on the [].feedback

Apr 19 2017

Is there a correlation between good foreign policy and good dating techniques?feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

Tis the season for Nikki Haley profiles. The Syria strikes have highlighted the outsized role of President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. A week ago Politico’s Eliana Johnson wrote that, “with Rex Tillerson conducting his job almost entirely out of public view, Haley has improbably eclipsed the secretary of state as the country’s leading [].feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Supreme Court

There’s a lot of talk about the erosion of political norms going around in 2017. Today might be the day that the GOP majority ends the Senate filibuster to ensure the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. This is the inevitable endpoint to the “parliamentary arms race” caused by increased polarization. Of course, [].feedback

Apr 06 2017

How the private sector is taking over policymaking.feedback

Apr 05 2017

One of the things that life in the Trump administration makes you appreciate is the things you took for granted in the pre-Trump era. And I think one of those things I took for granted was a base level of executive branch competency during crisis decision-making. In a century in which the United States has [].feedback

Apr 04 2017

I suppose there are books other than mine that you should probably read.feedback

Mar 31 2017

News from the past 24 hours paint a grim picture of the state of competence in the executive branch.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Twitter

Last month I proffered some super-friendly advice for White House official Sebastian Gorka, PhD. This had a few repercussions: Gorka followed my advice and removed the letters PhD. from his Twitter bio! Unfortunately, he appears to have replaced them with DrG, which I believe is Hungarian for PhD. Still, baby steps! In a totally alpha-male [].feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Trump administration

There are lots of positive economic data that is positive about the Trump administration. How long it stays positive is another question entirely.feedback

Mar 27 2017

President Trumps first big effort to implement his agenda through Congress failed before it got to the floor of the House. Theres a ton of political blame to go around for this, but to be honest Spoiler Alerts doesnt care about the only form of exercise indigenous to Washington. No, the hard-working staff of Spoiler [].feedback

Mar 22 2017

Now I see why the secretary of state speaking with the media is a problem.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Trump administration

The Trump administration likes to talk a lot about improving Americas trade balance. So the hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts thought it might be useful to highlight a key sector of the American economy that is running an ever-increasing trade surplus: education, primarily higher education. When an overseas student studies at an American university, [].feedback

Mar 20 2017 - National Security Council

If there has been a narrative about the Trump administrations foreign policy, it has been the idea that the primary cleavage is between the populists and the grown-ups. The populists consist of Trump, Stephen K. Bannon, Peter Navarro and Bannons minions in the White House. The grown-ups are Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, national security adviser [].feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Trump administration

It's only week seven of the Trump administration and the White House has hit a fork in the road.feedback

Mar 15 2017

Let's explore a few op-eds arguing that Trump is being tamed by the system and not vice versa.feedback

Mar 14 2017

Tom Wright has a very smart Politico essay on the Jekyll-and-Hyde nature of Trumps foreign policy to date. Wrights explanation for why Trump hasnt implemented much of his “America First” foreign policy is an intriguing one, he lacks the necessary intellectual firepower: Trump’s worldview is in a tiny minority within his own administration. His national security [].feedback

Mar 13 2017

It's now very easy to highlight the costs of social media. Spoiler Alerts would like to point out the benefits as well.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - NAFTA

There is no economic reason for the Trump administration's hostility to trade agreements. There are a few political reasons, however.feedback

Mar 07 2017

While reading an article “America and the Liberal International Order” in a new journal, I came across a brief but sharp denunciation of Trumps presidency to date: Pointless apologies, gratuitous insults to allies and friends, failure to honor commitments, transparent groveling to enemies — these rub salt in the open wound of contempt. Perhaps the [].feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Department of Homeland Security

On Monday, the Trump administration will double down on its counterproductive Make America Less Safe executive order on immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries. This is merely the latest effort by the Trump White House to let the Customs and Border Protection (CPB), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and every other Department Homeland Security-affiliated agency do [].feedback

Jan 28 2017 - Holocaust

Dear @POTUS: on Holocaust Remembrance Day my synagogue told me the Syrian refugee family we're sponsoring is not coming.feedback

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