That's "nation building."
Thanks, fixed. It's been that kind of week...
The Larison post really hits the spot.
Wow. I honestly thought he was like 32 or something.
A belief in "signalling" betrays a mind that still approaches foreign policy like it's the Cold War. Signalling requires a rational actor on the other side and faith in American primacy, neither of which exist in this situation. Or most situations in the 21st century.
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At The Washington Post
At The American Prospect