On September 25, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs.

In this column, they discuss public opinion about American involvement in the Middle East; President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly; and the state of American democracy and institutions. Kroenig argues that Americans should “carefully nurture the country’s democracy,” but adds that concerns about “autocratization” in the United States are likely overblown and reflective of scholarly biases.

The [US] system was designed from the beginning as federalist and as a republic. It is not a tyranny of the majority; that is a strength, not a weakness.

Matthew Kroenig

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