2014 seemed like a year of foreign policy crises – Ukraine, Russia, the Middle East. While most of these may have moved from the top of the news cycle, by no means have they been solved permanently. It is a little under two years before the next presidential election, but foreign policy might figure more prominently in the 2016 cycle than it has in recent elections. World events are deteriorating rapidly, and national security is more on people’s minds. There is widespread popular discontent with the conduct and outcome of current U.S. foreign policies. Democrats are raising significant questions about the direction of U.S. strategy. Republicans are searching for a consistent foreign policy vision. The time is ripe to begin thinking about what an alternative U.S. foreign policy should be and the principles behind its successful conduct.
Join us as Dr. Kim Holmes and Dr. William Inboden discuss their recent four-part series in Foreign Policy, outlining the way forward for a reinvigorated U.S. foreign policy.
More About the Speakers
William Inboden, Ph.D.
Executive Director, The Clements Center, and Associate Professor of Public Affairs,
University of Texas-Austin
Kim R. Holmes, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow