Niranjan Shankar

Niranjan Shankar

Niranjan Shankar is a software engineer and independent writer based in New Jersey who is interested in foreign policy and history. His pieces have also appeared in The Bulwark and The Geopolitics

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy: A Rebuttal

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy: A Rebuttal

Williams, W. A. (1962). The Tragedy of American Diplomacy. New York: Dell Pub. Co. When the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) pinned Putin’s recent invasion of Ukraine on NATO’s “imperialist expansionism,” many policymakers and journalists on both sides of the political spectrum lambasted the organization for its half-hearted

Niranjan Shankar
Niranjan Shankar
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foreign policy
Revisiting Kirkpatrick

Revisiting Kirkpatrick

The concept of freedom has been deeply embedded in the American tradition since the country’s founding. Not only did classical liberal values profoundly shape governance at home, but they also manifested themselves in foreign policy as the United States emerged as the world’s predominant power. In 1917, President

Niranjan Shankar
Niranjan Shankar
15 min read
Middle East