Allies and Adversaries

Established in January 2021, Allies and Adversaries explores U.S. foreign policy by analyzing America’s relationships with its allies and adversaries, with a touch of historical context.

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Canada, A Key U.S. Ally, Suspiciously Absent from Key U.S. Foreign Policy Developments

When Joe Biden won the 2020 U.S. presidential election promising to restore alliances in U.S. foreign policy, sighs of relief could be heard across much of Canada. Four years of neglect and abuse from the Trump administration left U.S.-Canada relations strained. The Trump administratoin imposed arbitrary tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum with little explanation. […]

Missile Hit in Poland Reminds NATO That War is Very Real

On Tuesday, a missile landed in the Polish farm town of Przewodow, just four miles from the border with Ukraine. Initially, as the missile hit within NATO territory, many were quick blame Russia for the fatal blast. Had what NATO members worked so hard to avoid finally happened? Was Russia launching an attack on a […]

U.S.-Saudi Ties Are at the Lowest in Decades. Here’s Why.

In recent months, ties between the United States and its longtime Middle Eastern partner, Saudi Arabia, have reached the lowest point in decades. The latest involved a cut in oil production by a group fronted by Saudi Arabia. On October 5, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) – a cartel of 23 oil-exporting […]

Brazil’s Election Ushers in a New Era, or Does It?

While the November 8 midterm elections loom over the United States, another key election in Latin America took place on Sunday. In Brazil – a deeply polarized country – voters elected Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva into his third term as president over the incumbent, Jair Bolsonaro. The election, heralded as the most important election […]


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