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Alliances Secured America's Past. Will They Secure Its Future?

Mira Rapp-Hooper joins Ivo Daalder on Deep Dish for a discussion about the state of US alliances at a moment when new concerns are flaring up.
A general view during the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain, December 4, 2019
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"The United States needs allies more than it ever has," says Mira Rapp-Hooper, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the forthcoming book Shields of the Republic. On the latest Deep Dish, Rapp-Hooper joins Council President Ivo Daalder for a discussion about the state of US alliances at a moment when new concerns are flaring up from the Philippines and East Asia to Europe.

About the Experts
Mira Rapp-Hooper
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Mira Rapp-Hooper is a senior fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, and the author of the 2020 release Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances. Rapp-Hooper holds a BA in history from Stanford University, as well as an MA, MPhil, and PhD in political science from Columbia University.
President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming president of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of ten books.
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Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson