International and Area Studies in the Era of American Greatness

I have a new essay out in the Chronicle of Higher Education on what are likely to be devastating effects of President Trump’s budget proposal on international and area studies. Subscribers can read here. I make the case that now is the time for U.S. institutions of higher education to make a serious commitment to area studies, as a way to protect the U.S. national interest. This essay may be read profitably next to an earlier essay of mine in the Chronicle entitled “How to Make Area Studies Relevant Again.”

An unedited, slightly longer, and perhaps more interesting version is available for free here (PDF). Features Snouck Hurgronje and Max Havelaar, as anything on national interests and foreign policy written by an Indonesia specialist should.