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Truth, Power, and the Academy: A Response to Hal Brands

Academic expertise should guide U.S. foreign policy.

Unfortunately, it does not really work that way.

  • John Glaser
  • War On The Rocks

On a host of issues, there is an enormous gap between scholarship on international relations and the policy consensus in Washington.

The United States persistently pursues foreign strategies that run contrary to the policy implications of the academic consensus.

Waro 2bAnd on questions that are hotly debated in academia, Washington displays inviolable bipartisan unity.

Hal Brands addressed the gap in an article in the American Interest last fall that was recently the…

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