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George Will Agrees with Henry! Will calls for 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates to Adopt Conservative Internationalism. #ForeignpolicyRead   #Internationalrelations   more...
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Henry makes a compelling case against the failures of Obama's foreign policy...
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See one of Henry's book chapters on international relations in Asia... 
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Here is Henry's Latest in Deutsche Welle on NATO and Ukraine...
NATO is waking up to the single most important lesson of history. Use a little force early to avoid the use of greater force later. Just think if that lesson had been learned before World War II, says Henry R. Nau.
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Good review of Henry's new book here...
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Henry makes the case in the Wall Street Journal against the Left's spurious claims about middle class income inequality and against the need for government-imposed wealth redistribution...
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No alternative to "Isms" - Henry takes a look at various theories of international relations...
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Henry has a new article out from the American Interest on Conservative Internationalism....
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Here is the latest from Henry on NATO, Ukraine and Russia
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Check out this one from Henry R. Nau on how Reagan is ignored in the liberal academic world...
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Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy
Introduction

Debates about U.S. foreign policy have revolved around three main traditions--liberal internationalism, realism, and nationalism. In this book, distinguished political scientist Henry Nau delves deeply into a fourth, overlooked foreign policy tradition that he calls "conservative internationalism." This approach spreads freedom, like liberal internationalism; arms diplomacy, like realism; and preserves national sovereignty, like nationalism. It targets a world of limited government or independent "sister republics," not a world of great power concerts or centralized international institutions.

Nau explores conservative internationalism in the foreign policies of Thomas Jefferson, James Polk, Harry Truman, and Ronald Reagan. These presidents did more than any others to expand the arc of freedom using a deft combination of force, diplomacy, and compromise. Since Reagan, presidents have swung back and forth among the main traditions, overreaching under Bush and now retrenching under Obama. Nau demonstrates that conservative internationalism offers an alternative way. It pursues freedom but not everywhere, prioritizing situations that border on existing free countries--Turkey, for example, rather than Iraq. It uses lesser force early to influence negotiations rather than greater force later after negotiations fail. And it reaches timely compromises to cash in military leverage and sustain public support.

A groundbreaking revival of a neglected foreign policy tradition, Conservative Internationalism shows how the United States can effectively sustain global leadership while respecting the constraints of public will and material resources.

Henry R. Nau is professor of political science and international affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. His many books include The Myth of America's DeclineAt Home Abroad, and Perspectives on International Relations.