The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World
GMF's Washington, DC, Chapter of the Young Transatlantic Network invites you to a dissucsion with author Derek Chollet about, The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America in the World, a book Kirkus Reviews calls “a spirited, thoughtful defense” of Obama’s foreign policy. With the unique perspective of having served at the three national-security power centers during the Obama years — the White House, State Department, and Pentagon — Chollet takes readers behind the scenes of the intense struggles over the most consequential issues, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the meltdown of Syria and the rise of ISIS, the Ukraine crisis and a belligerent Russia, the tangle with Iran, and the turbulent relationship with Israel. An unflinching, fast-paced account, The Long Game reveals how Obama has defied the Washington establishment to redefine America’s role in the world, offering important lessons for the next president.
Join us for a conversation with Chollet about The Long Game and his perspective on the most important international security and foreign policy concerns in the world today. The discussion will be moderated by Foreign Policy Senior Reporter John Hudson. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the event.
Derek Chollet served the Obama Administration for six years in senior positions at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon, most recently as the U.S. assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. Currently a counselor and senior advisor at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, his previous books include America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11, coauthored with James Goldgeier, and The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World, coedited with Samantha Power.
John Hudson is a senior reporter at Foreign Policy and co-author of the magazine's “The Cable” blog where he reports on diplomacy and U.S. national security issues. Prior to joining FP, John covered politics and global affairs for The Atlantic magazine's news blog, The Atlantic Wire. In 2008, he covered the August War between Russia and Georgia from Tbilisi and the breakaway region of Abkhazia. Over the years, he's dug up resignation-causing FEC documents; unmasked infamous Internet trolls; exposed bizarre Photoshopping by government media; and revealed the ins and outs of Washington's foreign policy machine. He’s appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, Fox News radio and other broadcast outlets.