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New op-ed from Executive Director Dr. Will Inboden addressing an "America at the Geopolitical Crossroads" for The Globe and Mail

Oct 26, 2020

"The last time the United States faced an election with such profound stakes for national security was 1980. The parallels to today are something to behold," writes our Executive Director Dr. Will Inboden in his latest for The Globe and Mail. 

Biden, Trump, and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

Oct 19, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sits down with Jim Golby, senior fellow at the Clements Center, to discuss the similarities and differences in foreign policy between a second Trump administration or a Biden administration. Their conversation covers a variety of foreign policy topics as well as discovering differences in process, personality, and procedure between the two potential administrations.

Global Democracy in the Era of Trump

Oct 05, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sits down with Evelyn Farkas, president of Farkas Global Strategies and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, to discuss global politics in the era of Trump.

Dr. Farkas provides a survey of global politics and the retrenchment of freedom since 2005. She then places this in the context of the Trump administration, concerns among some U.S. allies and partners overseas about Washington’s commitment to democracy around the world, and whether we are seeing a reduction of democratic principles within America that mirrors some of the developments we have seen in other countries.

Will Inboden interviewed for Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs' inaugural Foreign Policy Toolbox series

Sep 24, 2020

Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden discusses the role of the National Security Council in U.S. Foreign Policy for The Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs (POFA), an entirely student run Podcast at Johns Hopkins University founded in 2017.

Topics You’re Not Supposed to Discuss at Dinner: The Role of Evangelical Religion in U.S. Foreign Policy

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Sep 04, 2020

In the latest episode of Horns of Dilemma, Will Inboden, editor-in-chief of the Texas National Security Review, and Ashlyn Hand, a Ph.D. candidate at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, speak with Lauren Turek, a professor at Trinity University, about her new book, To Bring the Good News to All Nations: Evangelical Influence on Human Right on US Foreign Relations.

American foreign policy has often had a strong religious component, whether that be in the form of manifest destiny, or in the idea of American exceptionalism. But as Turek documents, in the late 20th century, the specific notion of human rights intersected with evangelical missionaries and their perceptions of the risks associated with communism and other important foreign policy questions, and were able to organize and influence U.S. foreign policy in a new and important way.