As governments around the world combat COVID-19, climate change, and a global economic recession, US foreign policy is headed for uncharted territory. While many facets of the current international landscape are—much like the virus itself—novel, the road to today’s reality has uniquely shaped America’s global strategy. Formed under leaders such as Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton, to Henry Kissinger and Ronald Reagan, what US foreign policy traditions are—and are not—adequate for the challenges facing the world today? Former president of the World Bank, Robert B. Zoellick is joined by former United States Secretary of the Treasury, Henry M. Paulson Jr. to discuss his new book on the ideas and individuals that shaped US diplomacy and foreign policy.
Copies of Robert B. Zoellick’s latest book, America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy, are available to pre-order through our local book partner, The Book Cellar.