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Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Ashford in BBC Mundo: “Uno de los grandes problemas es la idea de que Estados Unidos es un país excepcional”

On January 12, Emma Ashford was interviewed by BBC Mundo, where she made the argument that an issue plaguing US policymaking was the persistent belief that the US is exceptional. More about our expert

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Sun, Jan 10, 2021

Ashford quoted in The Atlantic: How can the United States spread democracy or act as an example for others if it barely has a functioning democracy at home?

On January 10, Emma Ashford’s was quoted in Thomas Wright’s article in The Atlantic entitled “The U.S. Must Now Repair Democracy at Home and Abroad.” More about our expert

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Sat, Jan 9, 2021

Ashford quoted in Bloomberg: Ambitious foreign-policy goals are completely out of step with the realities of the country’s domestic political and economic dysfunction

On January 9, Emma Ashford’s was quoted in Hal Brands’ article in Bloomberg entitled “Turning its back on the world won’t help America heal”. The article referred to Emma’s blog published following the attack on the Capitol in Foreign Policy on January 7, entitled “America can’t promote democracy abroad. It can’t even protect it at […]

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Emma Ashford is a resident senior fellow with the New American Engagement Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, which focuses on challenging the prevailing assumptions governing US foreign policy and seeks to develop effective solutions that preserve America’s security and prosperity. Her work focuses on questions of grand strategy, international security, and the future of US foreign policy. She has expertise in the politics of Russia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Previously, she was a research fellow in defense and foreign policy at the Cato Institute, where she worked on a variety of issues including the US-Saudi relationship, the usage and efficacy of sanctions, US policy towards Russia, the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, and US foreign policy and grand strategy more broadly. She also founded and co-hosted the Power Problems podcast. Her long-form writing has been featured in publications such as Foreign Affairs, the Texas National Security Review, and Strategic Studies Quarterly, and her opinion writing has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Vox, The National Interest, and War on the Rocks, among others.

Ashford writes a bi-weekly column, “It’s Debatable,” for Foreign Policy, and is a regular contributor to Inkstick. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds a PhD in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

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