Isolationism: A History of America's Efforts to Shield Itself from the World
A Book Talk with Charles A. Kupchan
- Charles A. Kupchan, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
- Derek Chollet, Executive Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, Vice President, Berlin Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Throughout its history, American foreign policy has oscillated between extremes. In the 20th century, the United States left behind its isolationist roots to assume global leadership, only to return to a position of restraint in recent years. Is U.S. foreign policy bound to be defined by cycles of interventionism and retrenchment? Or is there a middle ground policymakers from both sides of the aisle can pursue?
To explore these questions and more, tune into this [email protected] conversation with Charles A. Kupchan on his latest book, Isolationism: A History of America's Efforts to Shield Itself from the World. Join Dr. Kupchan and GMF senior experts from both sides of the Atlantic, Derek Chollet and Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff, as they discuss America’s shifting role in the world and deliberate what the future might bring.
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