As Labor Day weekend leads us into the heart of presidential campaign season, what we've suspected all along is becoming increasingly clear: that this is an election that will center around domestic issues. That's understandable given the nation's economic climate, but it also gives us an incomplete picture of the candidates. The presidency, after all, has a unique level of power when it comes to foreign affairs and one never knows when the next international crisis is looming.
Accordingly, we're delighted to welcome Professor Colin Dueck to Ricochet to provide occasional commentary on foreign policy in the presidential election over the next few months.
Professor Dueck is an Associate Professor in George Mason University’s Department of Public and International Affairs. He studied politics at Princeton University, and international relations at Oxford under a Rhodes scholarship. He has published two books on American foreign and national security policies, Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II (Princeton, 2010), and Reluctant Crusaders: Power, Culture, and Change in American Grand Strategy (Princeton, 2006).
He has also published articles on these same subjects in journals such as International Security, Orbis, Political Science Quarterly, Review of International Studies, Security Studies, and World Policy Journal. His current research focus is on the relationship between party politics, presidential leadership, American conservatism, and U.S. foreign policy. His broader research and teaching interests are in the history and practice of international strategy and diplomacy. He is the faculty advisor for the Alexander Hamilton Society at George Mason University, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Please join us in welcoming Professor Dueck to Ricochet.