Foreign Policy and the Public

Co-directed by I. M. “Mac” Destler and Steven Kull (director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes), this project engaged policy practitioners in a dialogue about public attitudes and how they affect U.S. foreign policy. In a comprehensive report, “The Foreign Policy Gap,” the project examined the significant difference between policymakers' views of public opinion and the reality of those public attitudes. The project has also sponsored a major conference and the book, Misreading the Public: The Myth of a New Isolationism, co-authored by Kull and Destler.

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