COVID-19 puts a damper on the presidential foreign policy show

July 9, 2020
TOPSHOT – US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27,… Read More

Can congressional diplomacy work for grand strategy?

June 25, 2020
Back in 2017, I predicted that the “damage control” diplomacy Congress had started to exert in response to the Trump administration’s unorthodox shifts in US foreign policy would… Read More

Watchdog firings show Congress still feels effects of impeachment

May 28, 2020
Source: C-SPAN. While it may feel like the impeachment of President Trump was a lifetime ago, the effects of his acquittal linger in Congress, especially regarding matters of congressional oversight… Read More

Video: Foreign affairs: How Congress can play a constructive role

May 22, 2020
This video came from the May 12 gathering of the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group. The Executive Branch is not the only voice in foreign policymaking. The Constitution gives Congress… Read More

Event: Panel on congressional oversight databases

May 15, 2020
RSVP Wayne Law Review and the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School are hosting a panel for scholars on “Congressional Oversight Databases” on Wednesday, May 27,… Read More

Today: Foreign affairs: How Congress can play a constructive role

May 12, 2020
Source: Defense.gov Click here to RSVP The Executive Branch is not the only voice in foreign policymaking. The Constitution gives Congress numerous foreign affairs responsibilities, including the power… Read More

Escaping the foreign policy dilemma

May 6, 2020
Source: Gallup.com. One of the reasons we have elections is for the sake of better synchronizing political leaders with the wishes of the public. Yet, in the realm of… Read More

Foreign Affairs: How Congress can play a constructive role

May 5, 2020
Source: Defense.gov Click here to RSVP The Executive Branch is not the only voice in foreign policymaking. The Constitution gives Congress numerous foreign affairs responsibilities, including the power… Read More

Congress gets value from inspectors general

April 27, 2020
President Trump fired Michael Atkinson from his post as inspector general of the intelligence community. This week, the administration ensured that acting Pentagon inspector general Glenn Fine will not oversee… Read More

New resource on war powers resolutions reporting

March 7, 2020
New York University Law School’s Reiss Center on Law and Security has created this new resource. To aid in oversight (congressional, scholarly, media, etc.), the site compiled all the… Read More