Meet Michael Culp, the Society’s Newest Team Member

What are you most excited about in your new role?I’m excited about getting the opportunity to help connect people to the Society’s ideas, professional opportunities, expanding its operations, bringing the Society’s message in foreign policy to new audiences, and utilizing our existing audience more effectively. What books on U.S. foreign policy have most influenced your […]

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Meet the Fall 2022 Marcellus Policy Fellows

After a highly competitive selection process, the John Quincy Adams Society is pleased to announce its Fall 2022 cohort of Marcellus Policy Fellows. This is the Society’s fifth cohort of fellows. The Fellows will spend the next ten weeks learning from top experts on foreign policy as they develop a think tank style policy analysis […]

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An Alternative to Maximum Pressure in Venezuela (Marcellus Policy Analysis)

By A.J. Manuzzi, Spring 2022 Marcellus Policy Fellow The continuity of the Trump Administration’s “maximum pressure” policy towards Venezuela into the Biden Administration has failed to generate meaningful political change while prolonging and exacerbating humanitarian suffering and sabotaging intra-Venezuelan negotiations. The current policy, characterized by the pursuit of regime change through crushing economic sanctions, clashes […]

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Charting a New Path Forward for the US-NATO Relationship (Marcellus Policy Analysis)

By Jordan King, Spring 2022 Marcellus Policy Fellow The United States no longer needs to act as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) primary security guarantor. After World War II, the United States recognized a unique opportunity to rebuild the economies of Western Europe, establish itself as a hegemonic power on the continent, and build […]

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Deadly Garage Sales: Using the Excess Defense Articles Program Strategically (Marcellus Policy Analysis

By Andrew Jarocki, Spring 2022 Marcellus Policy Fellow The Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program is the Department of Defense’s mechanism for getting rid of unneeded military equipment by providing it to other nations on a grant or sale basis. EDA transfers can have both financial and strategic benefits for the United States. However, this report […]

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Sanctions and Strategic Autonomy: Course Correcting the US-India Partnership (Marcellus Policy Analysis)

By James Himberger, Spring 2022 Marcellus Policy Fellow China’s economic, political, and military ascent in the 21st century has triggered an unprecedented convergence of Indian and American interests. Since the George W. Bush administration, each American president has sought to maintain and expand its partnership with New Delhi. Members of Congress from both parties are […]

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A New Balancing Act: Rejecting War & Protecting Taiwan (Marcellus Policy Analysis)

By Matthew Gallagher, Spring 2022 Marcellus Policy Fellow If maintaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region — and if preserving the economic autonomy, political freedom, and human rights of Taiwan — is in the national interest, then U.S. policy must adapt to changing security conditions. The U.S. should commit to military non-intervention if the […]

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Introducing the winners of the 2022 Student Foreign Policy Essay Contest

The question of whether to commit to defend Taiwan to the brink of nuclear escalation should be made on its own terms, rather than subsumed in a project to protect hegemony or bolster democracy. Samuel Gardner-Bird, 2022 Winner The United States’ primary security interest in Ukraine is a stable relationship with Russia, but you would […]

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Reforming Foreign Military Financing (Marcellus Policy Analysis)

By Byron Stokes, Fall 2021 Marcellus Policy Fellow Utilizing foreign military financing (FMF) has been a key tool in the U.S. foreign policy toolkit. From 2010 – 2020 over $48B has been spent on U.S. foreign military aid in the Middle East. Investments continue to flow into the region, even as U.S. influence has dwindled […]

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