Engage or Retreat? American Views on US Foreign Policy

Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Richard Fontaine, CEO, Center for a New American Security; Jane Harman, Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center; Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

Washington is torn between two futures for US foreign policy: one of engagement and intervention, another of retrenchment and retreat. The 2020 presidential election will provide an opportunity for the American public to critically assess the Trump administration’s "America First" foreign policy. Join the Wilson Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on September 9 for the release of the 2019 Chicago Council Survey, a detailed look into Americans’ views on today’s vital issues, including the value of trade and military alliances, the threats posed by China, Iran, Russia, and other rivals, and how America should respond to immigration and climate change.

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