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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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1 اوت 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 ژوئن 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 می 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
25 فوریه 2023
Moving forward, the United States should ensure military coups are never seen by its partners as a viable option. Rolling Stone

Sarah Harrison

Senior Analyst, U.S. Program
16 ژانویه 2023
Whenever the American forces there [in Syria] are attacked, the question arises again: Why are they there? Globe Echo

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