Introducing the winners of the Society’s 2020 student foreign policy essay contest

The John Quincy Adams Society is pleased to announce the winners of our fourth annual foreign policy essay contest with The National Interest. This year’s contest offered students a choice of two prompts, each ripped from the headlines. First, what vital interests might the United States have in the Middle East, and what role might […]

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Introducing the Winners of our 2018 Student Foreign Policy Essay Contest

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The winners of the Society’s annual student foreign policy essay contest with The National Interest have been published. This year’s contest prompt was simple: Where can America do less? Or, more precisely, “In what area of the world could the United States reduce its military involvement? Explain your reasoning.” First place went to Tom Zolot of the […]

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2018 Essay Contest: Where Can America Do Less?

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has greatly expanded its role in international security. Major conflicts have been waged in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, and more. Defense guarantees have been extended to more than a dozen additional nations. The War on Terror, now in its seventeenth year, involves seventy-six countries. There are […]

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2017 JQA Society/National Interest Essay Contest

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In the summer of 2017, we partnered with one of Washington’s top foreign-policy outlets to bring college students’ voices into our nation’s foreign policy conversation and to take a small step toward restoring a healthy, balanced civic debate on the proper scale of our nation’s ambitions and actions abroad. We received a deluge of excellent […]

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