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The Responsibility Doctrine

For the last four years, U.S. foreign policymakers have implemented what might be called the “responsibility doctrine”— prodding other influential nations to help foster a stable, peaceful world order—using at least a dozen underappreciated tactics which are, for the first time, catalogued here.

Nina Hachigian, David Shorr

The Responsibilities Are Mutual Article
U.S. President Barack Obama welcomes Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the official arrivals for the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. (AP/RIA Novosti)

The Responsibilities Are Mutual

The Bush administration’s unilateral approach to national security may have been discredited, but progressives must now show why their approach works better, writes David Shorr.

David Shorr