Paul Staniland

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Paul Staniland is Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago.

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Foreign Policy Essay

Misreading the “Liberal Order”: Why We Need New Thinking in American Foreign Policy

Editor’s Note: Critics of Trump's foreign policy, including many of my Brookings colleagues, regularly espouse the virtues of the so-called liberal order and decry Trump's repeated attacks on it. The University of Chicago's Paul Staniland, however, challenges this consensus. He argues critics are romanticizing the liberal order, failing to recognize its flaws and ambiguities.