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While the U.S. remains the world's strongest military and economic power, its place and role on the international stage is shifting. There are potentially dramatic implications for international peace and security from a U.S. foreign policy that is increasingly inward-looking, less predictable, less multilateral, and more reliant on the threat or use of military force to achieve its objectives. In 2017, Crisis Group established its first program dedicated to analysing U.S. policy, understanding who makes and shapes it, and offering recommendations to help guide its trajectory. 

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15 Март 2024
Especially but certainly not exclusively over Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, tensions between the [Iran and the U.S.] remain significant. New York Times

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
23 Февр. 2024
The [U.S.] administration is very clear about its ‘ironclad’ support for Israel. HuffPost

Delaney Simon

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program
1 Авг. 2023
It really shouldn’t be the case that the U.S. considers its influence severely weakened because it can’t provide military equipment or training to a certain country. The Intercept

Sarah Harrison

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program
3 Юни 2023
[US President Joe] Biden is in an election cycle, and the types of sanctions relief Iran is seeking won’t pass muster with the Congress. Al-Monitor

Ali Vaez

Senior Adviser to the President & Project Director, Iran
14 Май 2023
[The Pentagon’s narrow interpretation of the Leahy Law is] a dishonest reading of the plain text and intention of Congress. New York Times

Sarah Harrison

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program

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