The liberal world order faces a litany of challenges today. Instead of abandoning the world order that has served most of the world well, the United States and Middle Powers should seek to preserve and prolong that order.
Robert Kagan joins Jim Lindsay to discuss the state of the liberal international order. Kagan is the Stephen & Barbara Friedman senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a contributing columnist at the Washington Post and the author of The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World, which was released on September 18. (This is a rebroadcast.)
Charles A. Kupchan, Barry R. Posen, Kori Schake, and Daniel W. Drezner discuss the illiberal turn and shifting geopolitical alignments as part of CFR's lunch event at the 2019 International Studies Association Annual Convention.
The Trump administration is repeating the mistakes of America’s interwar isolationists, who believed that the nation could and should insulate itself from global troubles. To understand this attitude, we need to look to the past.
The turbulent aftermath of World War I informs our troubled times and reminds us of the potency of nationalism, the attraction of authoritarianism, the risks of economic fragmentation, the temptations of American isolationism, and the fragility of multilateralism.