Foreign Policy in Focus

A bimonthly journal focused on U.S. foreign policy Covers a variety of foreign policy issues and topics aimed at government officials, media activists, and academics. Analyzes foreign policy and international affairs, and recommends policy alternatives. C

Articles from September 30

International Terrorism
Key Points * The massive terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have placed the threat of terrorism on the front burner and have exposed the failure of the U.S. government to protect its citizens. * The U.S. is using the threat of terrorism to justify...
Problems with Current U.S. Policy
Key Problems * Retaliatory strikes against suspected terrorist targets are strategically ineffective and invite further retaliation from terrorists. * Unilateral military actions are illegal under international law and often result in civilian casualties. *...
Toward a New Foreign Policy
Key Recommendations * America needs to make effective internal security measures a higher priority, but it must avoid sweeping reforms that unduly curb civil liberties or target particular ethnic groups. * Washington should support international conventions...