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Redefining American Power

The Quincy Institute's Andrew Bacevich explains why the emerging world order requires a rethink of the objectives of US foreign policy.
Andrew Bacevich
Elizabeth Shackelford
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The United States must rethink its foreign policy in the face of today’s global challenges, argues Andrew Bacevich. An era defined by geopolitical instability, pandemics, inequality, and far-reaching technological advances, has exposed the limits of America’s power and demands a redefinition of national security, the New York Times bestselling author argues. Bacevich joins the Council's Elizabeth Shackelford to discuss a new approach to foreign policy based on moral pragmatism, mutual coexistence, and restraint.

Copies of Andrew Bacevich’s new book, After the Apocalypse: America’s Role in a World Transformed, are available for sale from the Book Cellar.

About the Speakers
Professor Emeritus, Boston University
Andrew Bacevich grew up in Indiana, graduated from West Point and Princeton, served in the army, became an academic, and is now a writer.
Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford, former career US diplomat, joined the Council in January 2021. Her work focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of military force to the defense of core US national security interests and favors robust diplomatic engagement.
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford
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