Erik Gartzke

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Erik Gartzke is a professor of political science at UC San Diego, where he is the director of the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS).

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Foreign Policy Essay

Donald Trump’s Surprising Defense of International Norms

Editor’s Note: The United States in general, and the Trump administration in particular, is often accused of not matching its deeds to its rhetoric. When the Trump administration decided to use force against the Syrian regime after it conducted a horrific chemical weapons attack, some Americans worried we might be getting bogged down fighting yet another enemy in the Middle East while others worried we were doing too little too late. Erik Gartzke of the University of California San Diego strikes a slightly more optimistic note, arguing that the U.S.