International Security & Foreign Policy

America and the Authoritarian Challenge: From 1776 to the Present

Grant Year: 2020


Charles Edel will research and write a book identifying how the policy community may apply insights gleaned from past competitions with authoritarian powers to contemporary competitions with China, Russia, and other rivals. He will analyze how previous generations of policymakers have decided either to challenge or to accommodate authoritarian powers, the relative influence that foreign and domestic factors played in those decisions, and the degree to which they advanced American interests.

Woodrow Wilson Center International Security & Foreign Policy

$150,000