In the United States, state diplomacy is important.

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next world. Even in foreign policy, America is increasingly fractured. Interview with political scientist Gina Bednar.





From our US correspondent Claire Menial

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to meAs federal power has less room to maneuver, states assert themselves more and more within the United States. This tendency now extends to international relations and could eventually interfere with federal foreign policy. Gina Bednar, a professor of political science at the University of Michigan, developed this idea with Mariano Florentino Cuellar, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, In an article in the specialized magazine foreign affairsThe Fractured Superpower: How Federalism is Transforming American Democracy and Foreign Policy. maintenance.

the point : According to the US Constitution, the responsibility for foreign affairs rests with the federal government. Why raise the question of state intervention?


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