Academic Articles

Disclaimer: Please note that all of the following articles have been authored by people unaffiliated with the Foreign Policy Alliance, but have been listed here because of their educational value.

“’Independent Internationalism’ and the Military Forces Needed for It” by Ivan Eland, Ph.D., Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute.

This essay postulates “three options for reconfiguring the U.S.military to a less costly and more defensive posture to accompany a change in orientation to a more modest grand strategy of ‘independent internationalism.'”

“America: Addicted to War, Afraid of Peace” by Colonel Gregory A. Daddis (U.S. Army, retired), former Professor of History at the United States Military Academy

“War has become a means to deal with our fears, while our fears have become a justification for more war.”

“Ending Endless War: A Pragmatic Military Strategy” by Colonel Andrew Bacevich (US Army, retired), Professor of History at Boston University

“When U.S. forces go off to fight in some foreign land, taxes should increase accordingly, ending the disgraceful practice of saddling future generations of ordinary Americans with debts piled up by present-day members of the national security elite.”

“The Case for Offshore Balancing: A Superior U.S. Grand Strategy” by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt

“Instead of policing the world, the United States would encourage other countries to take the lead in checking rising powers, intervening itself only when necessary.”