The case for a new isolationism?

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February 8, 2011
The Monkey Cage
by Erik Voeten  
Posted in Commentary

"Many liberal internationalists, including John Ikenberry who was highlighted in the article, also believe in the necessity for greater restraint in the use of military force. Yet, these thinkers have greater faith in international institutions as a means for achieving this and ultimately (and more fundamentally) have different beliefs about what is most likely to guarantee peace and stability. According to these theorists, a world of democracies will be a more peaceful place. Realists don't necessarily believe this or if they do, don't believe that the U.S. and the rest of the world can successfully create democracies around the world." (02/07/11)  

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