The U.S. presidential campaign has already made one thing clear: Americans are angry. While most of their anger is focused on domestic issues, it is also spilling over to national security, calling into question the foundations of the U.S. strategy that emerged after the 9/11 attacks.
The lack of focus on foreign policy and national security in the Democratic presidential campaign is not helping Hillary Clinton. But it also has larger consequences, exposing a lack of seriousness among progressives when it comes to thinking about what makes a good foreign policy president.
Recent restrictions on the U.S. visa-waiver program say a lot about the U.S. preoccupation with terrorism over other policy interests, its inability to anticipate secondary effects of new policies, and its deep ambivalence about dual citizenship, with implications for the changes’ effectiveness.