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Mar 21

The Obama Doctrine in the Second Term: U.S. Foreign Policy Adrift

Even before taking office, President Obama began laying out in his public statements the tenets of a doctrine, that if enacted, would enable his Administration to remake America as one nation among many, with no singular claim either to responsibility or exceptionalism. These tenets include a more humble engagement with the world and more reliance on others as well as treaties and international organizations to deal with global crises and threats to U.S. security. Nevertheless, in the past four years the world has hardly become more stable or less dangerous: Al-Qaeda connected terrorism is on the rise, the Middle East is in chaos, North Korea remains openly defiant, and Russia and China challenge the U.S at every turn.

Join us as our panel of distinguished experts evaluates the state of the Obama Doctrine and its impact on U.S. foreign policy.

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Henry R. Nau, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University

Clifford D. May
President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

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Helle C. Dale Helle C. Dale

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