Independent America

Independent America, a multi-year research project led by EGF senior fellow Mark Hannah, seeks to explore how US foreign policy could be tailored better to new global realities and to the preferences of American voters. Since the end of the Cold War, our political leaders have largely adhered to what has been called an “Indispensable America” worldview in which the United States plays a dominant role in maintaining global stability. US elected officials continue to fund small wars, arms sales, and troop deployments which are often counterproductive to the country’s long-term interests, security, and prosperity. Our research shows substantially more public support for an “Independent America” worldview, a more restrained and less interventionist foreign policy.

Partial funding for this on-going effort is generously provided by The Charles Koch Foundation.


Posts

Aroop Mukharji on McKinley, Asia, and America’s Rise as a Great Power

A New Framework for US-Mexico Relations?

It’s time to negotiate with ‘terrorists’ in Somalia

OPINION: Space: The Final Frontier—or the Last Battlespace?

OPINION: The West Can’t Afford to Be Dependent on Petrostates

ANALYSIS: Nuclear Risks: Russia’s Ukraine War Could End in Disaster

OPINION: It’s time for a US push to end the war in Ukraine

America’s Example Looms Large in Brazil Presidential Election

US should invest in relationships, not more guns

Germany’s Identity Crisis: European Security After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

ANALYSIS: Why Is the Wartime Press Corps So Hawkish?

Ukraine, Russia, and the United States

REFLECTION: How Biden’s 2009 speech on NATO solidarity foreshadowed the Ukraine-Russia crisis

OPINION: Urban warfare fueled by the West will likely destroy Ukraine’s cities

ANALYSIS: The U.S. Shouldn’t Interfere While Putin Loses in Ukraine

Eurasia Group Foundation Welcomes First Annual Cohort of Non-Resident Fellows

The Great Power of Ukraine

Job Opening: Research and Communications Interns

Zuri Linetsky

Eurasia Group Foundation Names Zuri Linetsky Research Fellow

EGF discusses new report on Americans’ views on US foreign policy

Vox Populi

New Study: American Support for UN Leadership Increases

Job Opening: Research Fellow, Asia Focus

EGF shares global public opinion research with The Atlantic Council

The Real “China Challenge” Facing the U.S.

EGF Partners with NowThis

The Perils of America’s Posture

Who Declares War?

The None of the Above Podcast Logo

EGF Launches Season 3 of None Of The Above

If Americans want lasting peace in Afghanistan, we should leave by May 1

An aerial view of the Pentagon

Will Biden Kick the Country’s Defense Spending Habit?

Diplomacy & Restraint

America’s Other “Endless War”: What the U.S. Can Learn from its Experience in Vietnam

The New US-China Contest For Influence in Asia

Intern With EGF

A Look Back at America’s First “Regime Change” War: The Philippines

Does U.S. Support Help or Hurt Hong Kong Democracy?

Global Views of American Democracy

EGF Explores the Dark Side of Foreign Policy Bipartisanship in The Washington Post

Indispensable No More?

New EGF Research featured in Time Magazine and Axios

New EGF Podcast Explores US Foreign Policy

Democracy Attraction

Worlds Apart, Part 1

Worlds Apart, Part 2

Worlds Apart