Matt Duss on a Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda

Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and Joe Biden talk before a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 25, 2020 (AP photo by Matt Rourke).
Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and Joe Biden talk before a Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 25, 2020 (AP photo by Matt Rourke).

Throughout Donald Trump’s presidency, a recurring theme among the Washington foreign policy establishment was how to repair the damage he was doing to America’s global standing. For many, particularly the centrist current of the Democratic party, that meant restoring the traditional approach to American foreign policy that Trump consistently undermined during his four years in office. But some figures on the party’s more progressive left wing saw returning to the status quo ante as insufficient. People like Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ro Khanna, as well as Sen. Bernie Sanders, began expanding the range of policy discussions and debates, […]

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