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Fresh update on "american foreign policy" discussed on The Briefing
"Hello i'm chris. Price with the briefing from the telegraph and an insulate. Britain organizers stormed out of a tv interview over hypocrisy claims before that as you know burst. Johnson held his bilateral meeting with joe biden in the oval office in the white house overnight and the pair was surrounded by their team of power. Players was a balanced lineup. That reflected the importance. Both sides attached to their alliance and british and american foreign policy priorities and emits released. After the meeting shows the circle of advisors in key players surrounding the prime minister and president. He could find out who has the ear of the two leaders. Mister biden had earlier refused to take questions from american reporters before his aides cheat them away from his meeting with the prime minister who addressed the un general assembly overnight members of the press was said to be startled by the aggressiveness of the white house. Communications team during the oval office talks. You can watch. As the president's media team begins shouting in holding reporters out of the room. Mr johnson speaks and now gardner sets out one. Mr biden's reputation is in tatters. One of insulate. Britain's organizers has failed to insulate his own home electrician liam naughten stormed off a tv set after being accused of hypocrisy comes as national highways was granted an injunction against the twenty five protesters. It means activists will face possible imprisonment and ryder cup fevers growing ahead of the start of the transatlantic clash on friday and twice winning captain for europe. Tony jacqueline's revealed how his life was turned upside down. After the second of those victories he tells how we found love after losing his wife. How he's been battling cancer in secret for five years and the truth behind his teenage sex scandal. This time to point out a couple things that you might like to read. Simon heffer on wide. Replacing batsmen with batter is ultra woke. Grandstanding and a betrayal of crickets traditions. And how to anti-age amid life brian. That set you're up-to-date danny will have your next briefing..
Hillary Clinton Actually Thought She Could Get Away With This...
"I can't believe they thought they'd get away with that Hillary Clinton and their team I mean Hillary probably will You know she's a Democrat She's a protected class But they took almost no efforts whatsoever to paper over their trail to try to cover their tracks to try and get rid of the investigative breadcrumbs They did nothing which says to me they were so confident Hillary Clinton was gonna win and continue the corruption and make the whole scandal of spying on Trump with this collusion hoax go away that they took no proactive measures at all Techno fog is a great sub stack as well Talking about today what's going to happen next And how it appears that somebody got their hands on fusion GPS's internal emails as well And you can see in their tracking documents how they're creating and fabricating these two hoaxes they use to frame Donald Trump for the collusion thing The alpha bank hoax seems communicating with Trump Tower that was totally a hoax And this idea that Carter page was a Trump foreign policy adviser was a central figure in this collusion hoax where Vladimir Putin was bribing Trump through Carter paid You can see in the documents I have them right here right in front of me Techno fog has it is substack which again is going to be in my newsletter today You can see it right here They have this little spreadsheet here And you'll notice conveniently they're talking to each other in these internal emails talking about updating drafts of the alpha group overview They had an alpha group for the alpha bank hoax I mean that was a cool name for a group The alpha group This is what they did And notice the date 9 one of 2016 Glenn Simpson at baumgartner and Peter frisch Re updated draft For the alpha hoax Well what happened Just 18 days later Just 18 days later the Clinton attorney went and met with the FBI and brought them the alphabet hogs It's sitting right here They literally left a paper
John Zmirak Details All the Times George W Bush Mislead the People
"So in my columnists dream dot org w. e. hardly knew i go through all the times. George w bush misled us when on the campaign trail. He promised a modest are policy modest foreign policy. This man who proceeded to try to build a global empire. My theory on what motivated w though is a is a simple one. When he was collecting his gentleman sees at yale. I'm he wasn't known for schoolwork but he was known for before drinking a lot and playing risk. Remember that team risk. We used to play by certainly do back. In the days of the board games bright he played it every night at yale. And you and i know from having played what is the key to winning. Where's controlling the middle east. That stuck in judges head very little else. That happened second said. But i think control the middle east. That kinda stuck stuck in their long with the advice from his dad's oil buddies. I first of all spent the summer of two thousand one. Ignoring the i reports al-qaeda plans to fly airliners into us buildings there were reports. We've seen them they. He just didn't act on. The planes hit the buildings. What does he do he flies. Every member of the bin laden family out of america instance. First thing he does every member the bin laden family he gets them safely the country. Okay break this down hold on break it down for me and my audience the family. Why are they saudi friends. Who are they yes. They weren't saudi friends his and made sure that every member of that family was safely removed from the country. Within twenty hours was on top priority. He summoned a group of of of muslim leaders and held a press conference the next day calling islam. A religion of peace and saying these attacks had nothing to do with jihad and nothing to do with islam. That was a lie that he maintain all through his eight years in office. That jihad has nothing to do with islam. Al qaeda has. It's just a weird wild perversion of islam. As opposed to what you and i know that it is simply orthodox islam put into practice period. He lied about that he knew better. He lied he lied to america. Ocoee covered up the connections of the saudi arabian government to al-qaeda and now the fbi just last weekend revealed some of the details that at least one. Saudi diplomat in the us was paying for the hotel rooms of the hijackers before they did the hijack.
White House Announces New Security Pact With Australia and UK
"Let's just talk briefly about this new partnership between the us australia and the uk. Casey it was announced yesterday. Just explain what it's intending to achieve. Guess there's it's an e packed in in theory and is a security pact. We have a situation where australia will be making new submarines with health in the us. Osa the caper in the us technology in us intelligence. And it has created a diplomatic steph or a number of reasons one. Because obviously you have the five is and this appears to be a breakway from the fives. Some of the countries have in it meeting on coming up with the rain plan. And i think that is seeing even though it's not specifically as a response to china and this is a group trying to tackle they think will be chinese aggression in this area. I think that you use saying the allies or the allies of the uk. Australia and the us. I'm unhappy because you have a situation. Where france had been quite a public their annoyance over this land because a french company had previously had a contract to let australia on submarines and that has now gone in favor of lectern with the us. And that i think are new zealand. A member of the five. Is you have a proper. Because just into autumn relating to rules they had previously in place is saying that these submarines won't say. Hey kennel enter. Newseum waters and i think that is just suggesting a tilt. In towns case foreign policy in the areas it's focusing on usa allies most values
Worried Trump Could 'Go Rogue,' Milley Took Secret Action to Protect Nuclear Weapons
"Now the big story in washington. Dc and it really did grip the city yesterday is what the general milley say and doom did he say it after the new woodward and cost a book peril has appeared. The white house stepped forward to defend general milley against charges. He did anything inappropriate. Editorials in the washington post and the wall street journal both call for infant investigations and hearings under oath general milley for fear that he is compromised. Not merely american defense into conversations with china but the constitutional order. Now i have said from the beginning two days ago. Hold your fire on this. Wait and see. Acting secretary of defense miller who had replaced mark esperer at the time of the second call says he did not authorize the call and that's extraordinary cause for resignation. Mike pompeo went on fox with hannity last night and made some comments on this. What you to your secretary pompeo number one. I have no recollection of a conversation. Like that. look we were all pretty down. We are about to hand over the reins of foreign policy to what this administration we. We've seen these last eight months. What that means for the united states of america so if someone asked was excited about january twentieth and the fact that we were no longer going to have the capacity to secure american freedom. Count me for being a pretty dark place to. But what's important to know sean. Is you know all this has as a product that somehow there was. This fear there was there was a cabinet members. Run around concern. The donald trump was going to engage in some kind of rogue activity or some kind of act of war to sorta lash out. This never happened. Just it's just patently absurd and so the entire credit for all of this assessment that woodward is now laid out in his book. We'll see what turns out but make no mistake about it. During that entire time the entire time. I served all four years. We conducted orally foreign policy. We had national security team. That was working hard to make sure we make the best decisions. We possibly good. And i think the data set which show that. We did a pretty damn effect job and doing that.
Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance with UK, Australia
"The White House has formed a new alliance with Britain and Australia for sharing military and cyber technology for a security presence in the Indo Pacific region president Biden announced it's a natural alliance after decades of cooperation making sure that each of us has a modern capability the most modern capabilities we need to maneuver and defend against rapidly evolving threats what he didn't discusses that experts say China could view this as a provocative move as the U. S. refocuses foreign policy on the Pacific although an administration official stated the alliance is not honing in on any one country the first mission will be to help Australia acquire submarines powered by nuclear energy prime minister Scott Morrison via video call working together to deliver a site and we'll secure region that ultimately benefits for Jackie Quinn Washington
You Cannot Compare September 11th to the January 6th 'Insurrection'
"Nine eleven attacks killed. Roughly three thousand people brought down. New york's tallest skyscrapers destroyed part of the pentagon crashed. Four passenger jetliners resulted in two wars and changed. Us foreign policy for decades. The january six riot led to the natural causes death of one capital police officer the shooting death of one rioter at the hands of police. The acute amphetamine intoxication death of another rider and the natural causes deaths of two more had the nine eleven attackers survived. They would've been charged with mass murderer. Most of the january six rioters have been charged with quote parading demonstrating or picketing in a capital bill in the capitol building thinking. You understand not one person on january. Six has faced insurrection charges. How do you have an insurrection without anybody in selecting. How does that work. Can you charge somebody with insurrection before you called. an
Congressman Lee Zeldin Comments on the Unsurprising Lack of Diversity in the Taliban Government
"Have a mind numbing. Here is short clip from our chief. Diplomat this beta male tony blinken. Who surprised that. The taliban aren't all pride. Flags and equity cut seven play cards yesterday. The taliban named a new interim government. We're sesing the announcement but despite professing that a new government would be inclusive the announcement his names consists exclusively of individuals were members of the taliban close associates. And no win your metro intelligence professional you or any of your colleagues surprise that they weren't representatives of the lgbt community any women in the taliban regime and isn't it strange that tony blinken forgot to mention that. Four of the cabinet members are taliban terrorists. That obama released congressman well. There's a lot. There unpack in the reality. Is that this taliban terrorist group would throw a member of the lgbtq community off of a rooftop to their desks before they're going to be appointed to a cabinet and the other thing too. That really requires some serious self reflection by the secretary and others in this administration is that when the taliban and others who are america's adversaries would you would play that clip that you just played at the end of it. They would then start laughing their asses off like they can't believe that this is where the focus is at our are Important approach to foreign policy and we saw this for four years during the trump administration is that we should be understanding or are enemies. Do not respect. We only respect strength And that we have to be strong and consistent Exercising willing to exercise all of our instruments of national power military's included. But that is the last possible option. We have it on the table because we don't wanna use
Lord Conrad Black: Joe Biden Is a Total Failure
"Are back with lord. Conrad black the author of president trump. A president like no other latest piece in american greatness and greatness dot com posting right now. Joe biden is total. failure is the title little black. You go through toil doc. His on a it horizon full of the the incredible failures of just the last eight months. You start with stagflation which can kill the presidency. You talk about the crime rates in the us. The open artery of the southern border the disaster of ghanistan on and on and on. I let me let me ask you to put that onto historic perspective. How true is the old soul that it's the economy stupid that all of these things are true. The national security Ramifications and everything else but at the end of the day a president of any party is most vulnerable when it comes to wallets and pocketbooks that That has historically been the leading issue but of course at times other crises arise i in the eighteen sixty election which lincoln one. It wasn't the economy. Of course there was a terrible threat to national unity in one thousand. Nine hundred forty president roosevelt's third term. He ran even with his opponent. Wendell we'll be economy. But he led on foreign policy. But absolutely overriding concern of americans was how to stay out of war but helped the democracy. So we're app four british and canadians and and And roosevelt had you know all all each short of war and great arsenal of democracy and so on and that was a policy that people approved. But normally what you say is right. I mean obviously nothing affects people. I unless they been with really oppressed nothing effects more than than the standard of living the buying power in enjoy the stability of their assets and and And so it it. It is traditional biggest. The biggest factor and it is it is about to to assault this administration. I think
What’s Next for Afghanistan?
"I'm a veteran. I just got out of the military. I've worked on these c. Seventeen thousand flying coochie in a lot of my brothers and sisters. Were over there in afghanistan withdrawing all these troops and afghans. What's next. Because i look on the news and i see this and it just makes me sick. I don't know like what's what what's next for afghantistan. What are we going to thank you for your call and so i wanna dive into this. It's a great question. Thank you for your service to our great country but the problem with what's happening afghanistan is the way we got out with. No conditions at all whatsoever and the strategy of the current government and the regime of the united states is somehow putting forward a moral equivalent of the taliban who kill christians and rip out their tongues. Subjugate women mary teenagers with any of our other allies their partners around the world this was not done with prudence. This was done ideologically. This was done because joe biden wanted the sand september eleventh that he ended the war now. That sounds good. But anyone who has ever been inconsequential decision-making knows that you do not start with this desired object of the photo op and work backwards. You see joe biden had photo-op foreign policy he wanted to be able to have a photo op at nine eleven and hang a wreath there and say i ended the war. I think my president. I don't know the point is that he started with what he thought was the political win and then tried to craft the circumstances on the ground to fit that political win in reality it should be the exact opposite of what's happening on the ground and so now i'm watching video of people wearing american fatigues and uniforms with our weapons that are taliban with our night-vision goggles walking through airports walking down the street and we gave these weapons voluntarily. That will come out.
Kabul Wasn't a Withdrawal, It Was a Retreat
"I've been waiting all week for this. He is the vice president of the heritage foundation heritage dot. Org he is the man we go to for all matters national security and foreign policy. Jim califano welcome back to america. First you're on am. I know not live on national radio. America you have to actually here. So let's i think there's two big issues one is what they're gonna do next which is going to make things even worse in the white house and and the other is what we how we stop it okay so before we get to that for two days. Now i've been quoting. You'll tweet here on america. First very powerful super powerful visual tweet where you said. The compost wasn't a withdrawal. It was the result of contact with the enemy. Which means it's a retreat. Jim what write that what. So here's what happened. And i'm not nancy drew but i think and i even think on your show. People have unpack this understand. What's going on biden. Convinced himself that afghanistan was going to collapse. He so he had and so he grabbed gani. And he said you're going to cut a deal with the taliban and you're gonna turn the country over to the taliban and what you guys are going to do is let me leave first. And then the country's gonna collapse and it won't happen on my watch and it won't be fall and what happened is of course. The taliban were like well dude. If you just tell us you're leaving we're not gonna cut any deal and of course ghani got cold feet grabbed his suitcases and headed for the door. And then what biden did was just executed is planning precipitated. The collapse and then he put himself in a situation where where there was no escape. It's literally like dustin hoffman walks up to customer and says dude there's a million indians on the little bighorn don't go there and then custard charges anyway and and get surrounded by the by the indians and then he then he turns to the guy next. How could this possibly happen.
US Media Turn Away From Afghanistan
"So i saw this. This article is actually from national review. Credit where credit's due american media. Turn away from afghanistan. And this is from jim. Garrity basically goes through a whole litany of other stories the media rather cover than afghanistan because it pulls poorly and so. I said you know what we're going to bring back one of the top experts especially the we've had on our show that has been right about. I'm not kidding. Folks has been right about everything that's been going on in country. It's a foreign policy expert. Our friend dr keith. Rose welcome to the charlie kirk. Show you. Everybody is back by popular demand. You are absolutely amazing especially when it comes to this issue. You're also a doctor. So we're gonna we're gonna actually keep you on for additional segments. Because i want to talk about vaccines. Israel ivermectin joe rogan. All that stuff. We're going to get there folks but you have spent in a massive amount of time in country keith. So i wanted. I wanted to give you an opportunity to highlight the stories. The media doesn't wanna talk about and you you've been in direct contact with people on the ground. You have updates for us. The floor is yours. Sure andrew first of all what we have some good. We have some good people on the ground. Working there's a lot of that's a lot of former intel community members a lot of folks that understand that we have a moral obligation to take care of the people that took care of us for greater than twenty years. These people resur- lies for us. A lot of them are not alive now but their children are alive and we have a moral obligation as a nation to pay attention but we we also have a geopolitical obligation to pay attention. Because what happened and what. The american public saw. Unfold wasn't normal when we went afghanistan. We always look for things that we don't have to look for the abnormal things. We just have to look for what's not normal. You know normal ebb and flow anything else outside of that. You can go to drill down. And that's what we're doing right now
With the Americans Gone, Afghanistan Enters Its Uncertain, Taliban-Led Future
"Robin wright a new yorker contributing writer who covers foreign policy joins me to discuss the unforeseen consequences of the war on terror and the future of afghanistan as a haven for al-qaeda and other terrorist groups. Hi robin welcome to the program. So good to talk to you again. A lovely to be with you dorothy you. I visited afghanistan in nineteen ninety nine when the taliban were in power. And you've been back several times since most recently in march. What have afghans had to say to you over the years about the american occupation. Well of course. Afghanistan is not one country it is a very divided country by ethnicity and tribes bisect. And so they don't have one united view. I do think that at the time of the. Us intervention there was a hope among many maybe even most afghans that repressive rule by religious extremists would end. And a new future would include participatory democracy perhaps a decentralisation of power so that the the divisive provinces would each have more autonomy in ruling themselves unfortunately the government that have succeeded the taliban have all been deeply corrupt and so it was a very flawed democracy. And i think that by the end of twenty years there were many afghans. Even those who didn't like the taliban who were disgusted by the government and that was reflected most of all by the collapse of the afghan army which at the end of the day. Just didn't want to fight for the central government.
EU Ministers Outline Conditions for Relations With Taliban
"European Union officials have listed a set of conditions for defining the E. U.'s level of engagement with the Taliban as the new route is Afghanistan on E. U. foreign policy chief Joseph Burrell says to assess the Taliban's good will the book could use several benchmarks they include a guarantee the family style will become a base for the export of terrorism the other countries a commitment to free access for humanitarian aid deliveries and hearing to standards in the areas of human rights rule of law and press freedom will want to see an inclusive transition government formed in Afghanistan and the Taliban to order a pledge to that foreigners and those who fear for their lives leave the country I'm Charles the last month
Biden Faces the Fallout for His Chaotic Retreat in Afghanistan
"A decision was made biden faces. The fallout for his chaotic retreat. In afghanistan by brian bennett. It was the first time. Joe biden had witnessed dead americans returning home from foreign battlefield as president and commander in chief the bodies of eleven marines a navy medic. An army staff sergeant arrived on. Us soil on sunday. August twenty ninth all killed in a suicide bombing at the kabul airport on august. Twenty sixth amid america's chaotic exit from afghanistan after twenty years of war for thirty five minutes as the flag draped cases were carried down the ramp of an air force c seventeen cargo plane at dover air force base in silence except for the home of aircraft engines and muted troop commands. Biden stood in front of the cold reality of his decisions. A series of fateful choices over the past six months drew a tragic line to that moment it was biden who in april settled on august thirty first date for withdrawing u s forces from afghanistan. It was biden who chose a minimum number of us troops to secure the exit and it was biden updated in intelligence briefings and meetings over the summer who oversaw his administration's abandonment of a key. Airbase the delay in evacuating us citizens and allies and belated scramble to provide more troops to get everyone out safely. Hard decisions are histories. Acid test for precedents. It's easy to forget amid the posturing and politics but the architecture of american power means there are some calls that only the president can make and when it came to afghanistan biden was determined to make them he had watched the wars launch. As the senate's top foreign policy overseer nearly twenty years ago then fault and lost an efforts to end it as vice president since announcing the exit he has never publicly wavered on that
Lou Dobbs Shares His Thoughts on Biden's Afghanistan Address
"I was wondering what you thought as you sat like the rest of us did when he finally showed up late as always yesterday What you thought about the president's address i'm afghantistan. Well i have to tell you. I don't think much of what this president has done In an almost eight months today was a capstone to what has been a dismal and deeply disturbing administration. It's almost inconceivable that anyone could screw up so many things so quickly and you have to think back to two dates the former defense secretary over a number of administrations said that in forty years. Joe biden has not been right on a single foreign policy issue. he's a man who does not get lucky when he tries to think he's a man who could screw up a vacant lot and To have him with a lovers of power Leading this nation. Is i think most americans now know a tragic tragic circumstance. Newt gingrich said on laura ingram show or being led by somebody who looks like a scared bunny rabbit in danger of falling asleep. Y'all would would accept that description except it's not quite lethal own up. We lose for ten marines because this man his defense secretary secretary austin and general milley. These are buffoons inadequate to the to the job. It's disrespectful of the united states military. Have these people in charge as commander in chief secretary of defense term. the joint. cheats is appalling
President Biden Defends America's Exit From Afghanistan
"Day two hundred and twenty four of the biden administration which is now trying to turn the page on the controversial exit from afghanistan and the chaotic evacuation. This afternoon about twenty four hours after the last american c. Seventeen cargo plane took off from kabul president biden step to the podium at the white house state dining room to offer a vigorous defense of his decision to end america's longest war. No nation has ever done anything like it in all history. Extraordinary success of this mission was due to the incredible skill bravely and selfless courage. The united states military and our diplomats and intelligence professionals. That was the choice. The real choice between levy escalating. I was not going to extend this forever. War and hours not extending forever exit those asking for third decade of war and afghanistan. I asked what is the vital national interest. It was timed and this war. We will maintain the fight against terrorism. We'd just don't need to fight a groundwater to do it into isis k. We are not done with you yet. This page sketch broad outlines of his foreign policy saying the era of nation building is over. The president also noted. The us would help evacuate the estimated one to two hundred americans still in afghanistan if they want to leave the state department also thanked cobble embassy staff on social media posting this photo taken just before their departure there is no longer an embassy in afghanistan. Those diplomats will be based in cutter.
Defensive Biden Tries to Put Afghanistan Behind Him
"Two hundred and twenty four of the biden administration which is now trying to turn the page on the controversial exit from afghanistan and the chaotic evacuation. This afternoon about twenty four hours after the last american c. Seventeen cargo plane took off from kabul president biden step to the podium at the white house state dining room to offer a vigorous defense of his decision to end america's longest war. No nation has ever done anything like it in all history. Extraordinary success of this mission was due to the incredible skill bravely and selfless courage. The united states military and our diplomats and intelligence professionals. That was the choice. The real choice between levy escalating. I was not going to extend this forever. War and hours not extending forever exit those asking for third decade of war and afghanistan. I asked what is the vital national interest. It was timed and this war. We will maintain the fight against terrorism. We'd just don't need to fight a groundwater to do it into isis k. We are not done with you yet. This page sketch broad outlines of his foreign policy saying the era of nation building is over. The president also noted. The us would help evacuate the estimated one to two hundred americans still in afghanistan if they want to leave the state department also thanked cobble embassy staff on social media posting this photo taken just before their departure there is no longer an embassy in afghanistan. Those diplomats will be based in cutter.
Biden Defends U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan
"Day two hundred and twenty four of the biden administration which is now trying to turn the page on the controversial exit from afghanistan and the chaotic evacuation. This afternoon about twenty four hours after the last american c. Seventeen cargo plane took off from kabul president biden step to the podium at the white house state dining room to offer a vigorous defense of his decision to end america's longest war. No nation has ever done anything like it in all history. Extraordinary success of this mission was due to the incredible skill bravely and selfless courage. The united states military and our diplomats and intelligence professionals. That was the choice. The real choice between levy escalating. I was not going to extend this forever. War and hours not extending forever exit those asking for third decade of war and afghanistan. I asked what is the vital national interest. It was timed and this war. We will maintain the fight against terrorism. We'd just don't need to fight a groundwater to do it into isis k. We are not done with you yet. This page sketch broad outlines of his foreign policy saying the era of nation building is over. The president also noted. The us would help evacuate the estimated one to two hundred americans still in afghanistan if they want to
"american foreign policy" Discussed on Science Salon
"To kill to stop. They stopped the process. It's very fast. I had a thought this morning year. Publishers should send a copy of your book to every member of congress in all military leaders. And then i had a vision that somebody On top and say don't let anybody read that book because we did our jobs. So here i to talk about you. Know the kind of momentum of bureaucracy as as one of these factors that keeps going. I mean the first job of a bureaucrat is to keep his job and so insiders points out that Like fred kaplan for example points out that the biggest aren't nuclear arms race was not between the us and the soviet union it was between the army navy and air force within the united states of. Who's going to have the most nukes. So that's how we ended up with the triad submarines missiles and bombers because each department in the in the military wanted to have their own. If for nothing else we get more funding and we can hire more people and and we keep momentum going for our careers. i mean. it's kind of a. It's it's a little callous of a way to look at it but there is a kind of logic to that. Yeah it's it's a democracy shaded finest the basically. They're playing the game and the military still. Despite the faster the last twenty years still enjoys incredibly high and confidence ratings much more than congress for example much even more than used car salesman and so It's it's going to be really hard to. I mean it's been a problem. It's you can't go against the military. They do it pretty hard in his book arguing do. Yeah what's what are we for this money and it hasn't been very good particularly new years. I don't know if it's going to have an effect so you argue. That didn't is up. yes sorry. Go ahead getting. Eisenhower was actually a really interesting thing. That came across his eisenhower thinking that they're they're not you know what is our did publicly was come out against military industrial complex like you just did And but he never went against the premise of their of their success. Which was at the russkies or out gonna start world war three in any any ten minutes from now. I in which he didn't believe it was the case he didn't they start world war three every problems with that was it and so instead of dealing with the premise that gave them their political strength. He simply attacked them for being successful politically but they were and it seems to me that i deal with retinas in his speech. In this book we basically exaggerated them and if you exaggerate a threat then there's a tendency obviously to overspend physically on defense deal of them..
"american foreign policy" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"In our ongoing election coverage were taking a deep look at how president trump and democratic. Presidential nominee Joe Biden differ on major policy issues. Today, we're going examine foreign affairs mark. Stewart spoke with the journals national, security reporter Warren Strobel. A lot of attention in recent days to the Middle East obviously president trump is touting success with peace accords with Israel. Let's talk about the trump approach versus the biden approach. Yeah I mean in the waning weeks of the campaign here Mr Trump has secured really historic agreements from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to make peace with Israel and recognize it diplomatically big achievement. No. Matter how you count it. I think most people would agree but there are fundamental differences between the Republican Democratic candidates particularly when it comes to Saudi Arabia Mr Biden has said that he would review relations with Saudi Arabia, which is probably the most important US ally in the Middle East that he would consider stopping arms sales he's been very critical of their killing of the journalist dissident. Jamal Kashogi Mr Trump on the other hand has declined to put pressure on Saudi Arabia. Really. In any significant way he sort of dismissed defining by the CIA that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman probably ordered the killing of Mr. Kashogi and he has vetoed congressional moves to limit arms sales to Riyadh. Saudi Arabia obviously issues in the Middle East but also Iran. Let's talk about the different approaches there. Yeah. Here again, that's quite a stark difference Mr Trump. Two thousand seventeen withdrew from the Iran nuclear accord known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on. He has launched a campaign of maximum pressure designed to limit Iran's ability to cause trouble in the region and try to force it back into talks. He's also by the way in recent days Mr Trump has said get reelected around will come to the table and we can make a deal real quickly. Mr Biden has said he would go back into the nuclear agreement. He would get the United States back into that agreement if Iran also returns to compliance. So again, Joe Biden is tough on Iran but he is much more. I think looking at diplomatic track to try and halt their nuclear program. Another region of interest is certainly Europe. Obviously there are economic issues, their political as well as military issues. When we look at Europe, how big of a role does the relationship with NATO play in this discussion? You know I think it plays a significant role. NATO's the probably the most important and one of the longest standing alliances that the United States has. Important economically in terms of the trade between the United States and Europe, and important strategically given its role in sort of countering Russia Russia intervention in places like Ukraine Belarus. Again there's differences here though Mr Trump has been pretty critical of NATO. He demanded that all the countries live up to. A promise they made to spend two percent of their GDP. Self. Defense, and there have been rumors that he might withdraw from NATO entirely or want to. This is Chris from Mr Biden who again stressing the importance of good alliances with Europe and other parts of the world. You. Briefly mentioned Russia, where are the distinctions in viewpoint and policy between the two candidates? That's a good question. I think the trump administration has been in terms of my reporting and analysis sort of a weird bee's when it comes to Russia Mr Trump himself. No has been quite friendly with and trying to strike a good relationship with Vladimir Putin, but the people in the middle and. Upper levels of US government agencies are taking much more dim view, Mr Putin, and actually you know the US has done a lot of sanctions and other actions against Putin during Mr Trump's terms. So there's sort of a kind of a bipolar aspect to his administration's dealings with Russia Mr. Biden. I think has been more critical. Putin personally and has said he would stand up to Mr Putin on things such as election interference the Russian incursion into Ukraine and other things like that. Warren Strobel. Thank you for taking time to outline the differences between these different approaches. We appreciate it. Thanks for having me. If you want to know more about how the candidates differ on other major policy issues including a deep dive on China and its neighbors we've got a special election twenty, twenty page on wsj.com..
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"Do you agree with that? Do you think that actually what was seeing with Trump is that America is not exceptional nation. It is like other countries. I think America is like other countries. I think it always has been like other countries Americans themselves haven't believed that, but nobody believes that their own country is normal. Everyone believes their country in some ways, exceptional American exceptionalism, as a doctrine means two things. It means either that the United States is different from other countries and you can measure that difference in any number of ways that there's no socialism in the United States. There are more guns. There's more religion and scholars have been looking at that kind of exceptionalism for a long time, but not very many historians or sociologists. Political scientists agree that the United States is different across the board that it might be different in certain respects, but every country's different in certain respects, and a lot of ways in which the United States thought that it was exceptional. For example, being an immigrant nation, it turns out after doing more comparative research that. Countries like Canada, Argentina, other new world countries had a much higher proportion of immigrants per capita than the United States did even in the late nineteenth, early twentieth century, and that's true on on any number of ways in which you wanna measure American difference. The other way Americans think that their exceptional is that they're better than other countries. And that's just a kind of form of nationalism. But even very peaceful countries have that kind of nationalism. They think that they're better than other countries what's not normal about the United States is the scale of its power, and that's been true for a long time. And so what the United States says it can then do. So if it says it's a special nation, if it says is different and because it's different, it's therefore better and because therefore better it has a duty or a right or a responsibility to spread its values. That's what's different about the United States. And that's what has been different about the United States for the last seventy years or so. To find links to some of the things that Andrew talked about. Please follow us at podcast under school. Next Kim politics guide is to technocracy. My name is David Runciman, and we've been talking. I was with the, I'm always very serious on the show. David, do Canadian. Are you on the spot? ID my Justin socks. Okay. So just is a rolling. Right? Okay. So the last time congress declared war was nineteen forty two. The last time congress declared war was nineteen. Forty. Two. I can't do it any other..
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"Referred to as the blob this sort of foreign policy elites in Washington DC who very much wanna continue that kind of mission from the nineteen nineties. In the early two thousands there is that even if Trump represents some kind of continuity, the legacy of Trump presidency will be something dramatically different because what's gone is some fundamental level of trust some fundamental belief. If you go back to the start of what you were describing, that America has a mission at some level to connect to the rest of the world and that that will take more than just another presidency to rebuild. Trust has gone. I think absolutely trust is gone with, certainly America's allies and Trump is breaking a lot of norms and breaking maybe not breaking a lot of relationships because I think it would take a lot more than a few insults over Twitter to break relations with very strong organically, strong allies, like Canada and Germany and Britain. France, but style matters in diplomacy. Style matters in politics and how Donald Trump goes about doing things matters a lot. And I don't believe in American power in the abstract is in decline. The United States is still the world's most powerful state much more powerful than China in almost any way you can measure it. But if there is a crisis of American power, it'll be self inflicted sort of like Iraq was because of how Donald Trump is conducting his foreign policy. He's alienating allies, and I'm all in favor with negotiating and in conducting diplomacy with adversaries. I think it's a great thing to be having to go with North Korea and to be having talks with China. But when you're seeing to be almost ideologically closer to countries like that, then you are to your traditional allies in Japan and Canada, and Britain and countries like that. Then I can't see how that can have a negative legacy in the next few years. Now, whether it's a long term legacy or whether it's something that just disappears. For years years, whatever only time will tell people used to talk a little about the difference between soft power and hard power. Do you think the air of of power is over? I'm not sure there ever was an era of soft power. I mean, power is about making others, do what they wouldn't otherwise do you want them to do it? They don't wanna do it, but you're, you're going to get them to do it, and I'm not sure soft power ever did that. I'm not sure blue jeans, Hollywood or coke who are all the things that are held up as American soft power or even foreign aid really actually made others do things. There was a certain attraction to the American system, and I think there still is the United States is still a very popular destination. The most popular destination for international students, university students who wanna go study abroad. They're still flocking to the United States despite the rhetoric about immigration. There's still a lot that's very attractive about the United States. It's culture of innovation, its system of higher learning, but I'm not sure that actually translates into power. What we're seeing is that hard power is a lot more difficult to use. Than it has been before and what to go back to a rack. Once more what Iraq showed is that hard power has a lot of limits. I mean, we've seen that in other words as well. But if you want something done than even if you want it done, quickly, going to war isn't necessarily going to be the answer, especially for the reasons that the United States went to war in Iraq. One loss question, we don't quite well. We've got this far without talking about with America's exceptional skew version of that question to end with this is from an article at Pankaj Mishra wrote in the lend via books Pankaj Mishra who was a guest on this podcast awhile back. He's writing about another a Samuel Moines, and he says, American liberals Samuel Moines, right? Lost you into sent have never broken quote with the exception list outlet that costs the United States is uniquely virtuous. Having Trump in the cockpit of American pow will reveal quote, just how terrifying Newman nation we are with our populace jingoism and who kissed foreign policy..
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"Even though it's a great success story in a lot of other senses. And I think that nineteen nineties moment without being a sort of triumphalist like Francis Fukuyama American power was predominant in the nineteen nineties. There were definitely challenges, and there were definitely a lot of nasty things going on around the world just to say that America's power was predominant that there was a unipol or moment doesn't necessarily mean it was, you know that everything was rosy or that even it was a good thing. But that uniform moment then comes crashing halt, not because of nine, eleven? That's the traditional interpretation, but because of Iraq with nine eleven. So many countries rallied around the unipoles moment. Even the French rallied around the United States, and we're willing to take the American lead and the Bush been. Ministration the George W Bush administration had this incredibly important moment of great potential for the United States to expand its power along with others in a way that it had done in previous decades, and Instead Bush decided to use that moment to to use the legitimacy that that nine eleven had given the United States in the eyes of a lot of the world, and he wasted it on Iraq. And when the war in Iraq then went badly to me that just completely destroyed any sense of credibility in America as a world leader before Brock Obama comes on the scene before Donald Trump comes on the scene. Do you think that was always going to happen that? Okay. As you describe it, it was her up, but the you can't maintain that kind of level of preeminence, not least because other countries have an interest in something's going to break it. What do you think it was a mistake? It was structural. It was because the room choices will now the wrong choices were made is be living in that moment. We could absolutely still be living in that moment. I mean, China would. Still be rising and and as China rises, it will bring tensions with the United States and they'll be in a rivalry. That's just normal great power politics. But in terms of American power America's purpose in the world and how a lot of people around the world saw that purpose. It was wrecked in Iraq and Iraq was a choice that didn't have to be made. It certainly wasn't a structural outcome. You frame the history that does ready. I eliminate something about Trump what makes them different than what makes him not different. But if you take that sequence from George W Bush Barack Obama to Donald Trump off Bush's squandered what he squandered have big, a break Trump represented in that sequence of presidencies Eze something still really outta in foreign policy terms? No, I don't think so. I mean, he is certainly. He has his own style that I don't think comes anything close to Brock Obama or George W Bush or indeed any other American president. But if you move away from the style and look at the substance, and if you look at Trump's very nationalist foreign policy, it's not an isolationist foreign policy, but it's a very transactional. Foreign policy. American presidents were already tending in that direction not because of nine eleven, but because of Iraq. And then of course, because of the great recession and what that did to the country economically and the domestic Basi's of support for a sort of global mission of the kind. The George W Bush saw in two thousand to two thousand three, just just evaporated completely evaporated. So even if Donald Trump wanted to resuscitate that unipoles moment, I don't think he could just don't or any president now if they wanted to do that couldn't because there's just not the stomach for it in the United States except among the people whom Ben Rhodes and Barack Obama..
"american foreign policy" Discussed on Talking Politics
"You can see that consciously and a couple of colleagues of mine here at Cambridge, John Thompson, and Stephen worth Heim separately, independently of each other have written quite widely on this that Americans had a very, as John Thompson calls it. They developed a sense of power and a realisation of their own power and what they do with that. What's different about the second World War is that Americans believe they could and should apply that power in the world in order to remake the world, not necessarily in an in an American image, but certainly along lines that would benefit not only Americans in the world in terms of the values that they cherish, but also in security terms. I mean, America had been far and away the most powerful nation economically since the. Eighteen seventies eighties, certainly by the eighteen ninety s and it had the potential to be the world's greatest military power by the first World War, but that potential and that latent power economically, sort of don't get married to one another until World War Two and American leaders. And I think too large extent the American people realize this and then say, we have this power now we can do something with it. Not only we should do something with it, but we must because of the security imperatives of Nazi Germany, imperial Japan. And then later the Soviet Union, communist China and how much of that power then becomes about the power of the presidency because to go back to what we earlier America's Moton easy country to govern internally. And it's a very divided system of government. But when America projects outwardly the office of presidency suddenly becomes hugely important. That's exactly right. It's not a coincidence that with the growth of American power and the growth of a truly global American foreign policy after World War Two, you have the rise. Of what's called the imperial presidency where executive power becomes concentrated to an extent that really it is the American president that's running foreign policy and military policies. Well, and congress, basically steps to one side in deferring to the president to conduct foreign policy. The last time congress exercised its constitutional duty of declaring war officially declaring war was nineteen forty two. And of course the United States has fought a lot of wars since nineteen forty three, but it's done so through. A lot of alternative means of waging were other of not declaring any war, and just the president just decides on military action as Donald Trump did in Syria or of waging a major war on the basis of a congressional resolution as in Vietnam or declaring a police action under a UN mandate, which is true mended in Korea in an age of air power. And then especially in our age of cyber warfare and terrorism, there's a sense among the American people. That this is something that the imperial presidency can't necessarily be avoided because the United States has to react very quickly to emerging threats and who who better to do that than the president. That idea does, of course, have its critics as well, but it the imperial presidency has arisen as a direct result of the growth of America's global power. So I grew up, you grew up in an age of superpower. Politics code will the idea that whatever was happening in the United States was matched by something happening on the other side and then the end of the code will. There was this moment as it's now over. Suddenly there was only one superpower left standing. Was that a real thing was the unipol moment something that looking back now you think happened? I think it happened at the time. Definitely the United States was so much more powerful than the Soviet Union which then ceased to exist and certainly was more powerful than Russia, which was a bit of a basket case in the nineteen nineties quite. Understandably after everything that had happened, China hadn't yet risen to the extent that it had Japan was in economically in the doldrums Europe was still and is still sorting itself out insecurity terms in foreign policy terms..
"american foreign policy" Discussed on Talking Politics
"They couldn't wed that to security imperatives. So the United States entered the war because German u boats were attacking American shipping on the high seas. And a lot of Americans thought that Germany when the war, then the balance of power in Europe would be so skewed that eventually Germany would become this massive power. But once Germany's defeated fairly quickly after the US enters the war, that security imperative disappears. So all of a sudden Americans are thinking, why are we following Wilson to remake the world in our image? Why are we trying to make the world safer democracy when we don't really need to? And the step change then comes in wedding. The sort of moral mission around the world with hardcore security imperatives is World War Two in the Cold War. And do you think that connection is the one that has to be made? Is that the American experience that you can't have the moral mission? If the American people in democracy, don't believe safeties steak. Yes, absolutely. You can have a moral mission and throughout the nineteenth century, the early twentieth century America's thousands of missionaries abroad and others abroad who who embarked on a moral mission. But in terms of making it America's mission with the power of the of the state behind them, it does take that wedding of security imperatives with a moral mission. And right now in the age of Trump, we're seeing that start to break down where both Trump is questioning the moral. But also Brock Obama before him questioned the moral mission. But interesting is Trump is also questioning the security imperative and saying, well, these conflicts in places like Syria may not actually matter to us a great deal or as much as we thought. Maybe these dictators like Kim Jong UN a aren't so bad and be maybe they're not such a threat if we can talk to them if we can do business with them. People sometimes say that what's happening now is a revival of nineteen twenties spirit in American public life producer in a sense in American private life. In the way Americans think do you see that? I mean, do you hit echoes in some of the pulling back today of the earlier phase? I think so. I mean, you can take that analogy too far in the twenties and thirties, and things that were on the road to fascism, which I don't think is is true. Whatever one wants to say about Donald Trump, whether he has fascist tendencies. And I think he certainly has those tendencies. There's no way that he's going to be able to implement a. Fascist system on the United States. But I think in time, like the nineteen twenties into the thirties, like in the late nineteen seventies like today, Americans do face questions of do. We really have to be engaged around the world to the extent that we have been with great cost in terms of lives and also money do we really need to do that. But I think that's actually normal for any great power to go through to go through Erez where you're questioning whether should we just keep doing the same things that we've been doing. People defend the Liberal International order by saying, well, it's been going on for seventy years, which is true, and it has done a lot of great things in the world. But something that's just been sort of going along for seventy years sometimes needs to be questioned in needs to be rethought, especially if in those seventy years, it has led to things like the Vietnam war in the Iraq war and other disasters of American foreign policy, as well as the successes support of this is about American sense of mission, but also about capacity. The ability to. Act. At what point in the story of the American Republic to American start to think of consciously, we are not just a special nation. We are the most powerful country on us is that the second world will is that the code will. It's definitely the second World War..
"american foreign policy" Discussed on Talking Politics
"And yet the country itself has multiplied entities and points in history has been completely divided to the point of civil again, just before we do the twentieth century playing out of this, how is that reconciled through the nineteenth century plural America and the single America on the world stage will it's something even as America became a great power with very active foreign policy that the American people, the American government haven't quite sorted out. It's a very politically, diverse, culturally diverse racially diverse religiously, diverse nation. And as you said, in the nineteenth century that affected American foreign policy greatly the domestic political influence on American foreign policy was tremendously large and that didn't go away in the twentieth century. And it has. Not gone away today and we see that with Donald Trump. We saw that with Brock Obama just the domestic political influences so strong in steering American. Foreign policy in the civil war was that partly war about two different visions of what America could be internationally. It wasn't just so the civil war emerged over mostly internal reasons. It was over slavery and it was also a bit over foreign policy in the sense that it had to do with westward expansion. But it was really a war about two different visions of what the United States should be. It should be a slave nation or a nation that didn't have slavery, but there were foreign policy questions that ended up affecting the civil war and also affecting how Americans thought about the world. So when the union won the war in the last few years the whereas it was winning the war, ABRAHAM LINCOLN started speaking of the United States as the world's last best hope and intimating in eighteen sixty four and eighteen sixty five that. God was sparing the United States and saving the United States for a reason and that the US then had a responsibility to use its power to go out in the rest of the world and do good. Essentially, there was a really big time lag from the civil war in eighteen sixties to win. The United States really did start intervening in the world on those grounds. But when it did in eighteen ninety eight ninety nine in World War One American leaders often referred back to the moral mission of the civil war is something to guide them as they would go forth in the rest of the world and try and spread freedom or democracy or what have you. So the fuss will is part of their full that developing story of America, seeing mission in the world is in some sense to save the world is a step change. Does it actually not just reflect that continuity, but signal at something new was about to happen? It did and it didn't. And the first World War was a hugely important threshold intake. That moral mission of the civil war that then starts to spread beyond America's borders in the late nineteenth century because of the war with Spain, and Woodrow Wilson vastly expanded that almost not just on a global scale. But on a Cozma scale that will make the world safer democracy is he said, and he wanted to spread free trade and national self-determination, and to set up a league of nations in which the United States would be an equal partner. And as I said to spread democracy, but Wilson didn't do and it's not just Wilson, but most American statesman of the time didn't do because they couldn't do..
"american foreign policy" Discussed on Talking Politics
"When America was founded the people founded it, what was their idea of what made it different in how it was going to conduct self in the world. Well, it was an experiment in democratic self governance or it was an experiment in Republican self-governance. And that's the thing. The first and foremost made it different at the time. Americans felt very much part of the world. Certainly American meats felt very much a part of the world. They were part of the British empire, and they still wanted to be very much a part of the world, but they also wanted to separate themselves to a certain extent from what was going on in Britain and from how Britain saw the world and what the mother country thought was best for the American colonies. So what was the moral mission back in the founding days? I'm not sure there was a moral mission aside from self determination or what would later be called self determination and founding a new country. There was certainly a lot of motivating ideas behind the American founding that we're moral in terms of self governance and representation in democracy and republicanism, and the American founders certainly wanted to. Read those ideas, but not necessarily as we think American foreign policy wants to spread those ideas today, was there a point in the nineteenth century may be niece as three through the twenty century where the reality of being America in the world kind of took some of the ideas that they might have had at the beginning about what it was to project abroad and somehow reality overtook the theory. Yeah. In the late nineteenth century in eighteen ninety eight when America went to war with Spain over Cuba and then the Philippines got dragged in to the war because the Philippines was a Spanish colony. It became a theater of the Spanish American war. That's the real break point in American foreign relations history. When the cliche is when the United States sort of stepped onto the world stage as a great power. It was a great power even before that. But it's when Americans started thinking differently about the world and that they might have to not always not consistently, but. They might have to engage with the world in order to change it not only for moral reasons or normative reasons, but also for security reasons before that American foreign policy was guided by the principle of the Monroe doctrine from eighteen twenty three, which separated the world and said to the Europeans, you stay in your half the world. We'll stay in our half of the world and we're not going to meddle in each other's affairs. We'll still trade and we'll still have cultural relations, but we won't get involved in each other's political affairs in that changed irrevocably in eighteen ninety eight ninety nine. We'll tell that story Ford in the second, but you've written about this. What role does religion play in how America projects Abreu? Because it's something that I think most people tend to think is a negligible feature, but it's not right. Certainly over the last twenty years, it hasn't been a negligible feature under George W Bush. And of course a lot of the opponents. The United States has been fighting in al-qaeda and other groups, and in Iran, including American allies as well in Saudi Arabia or Israel. Region is a salient hugely salient factor. As commentator said after nine eleven religion was brought back into American foreign policy brought back into international relations. I would argue that it was always there and what nine eleven did was it gave it a new kind of prominence. What religion is done historically is provided kind of conscience for American foreign policy because for a lot of American history, the United States didn't have to intervene for security reasons or for economic reasons. And so it had a lot of choice in foreign policy. In fact, most of American foreign policy history up until the mid twentieth century was a foreign policy of choice almost everywhere. The US fought was a war of choice. And so if you're in those circumstances where you have total choice than it, let's other factors other than we need to defend ourselves rise to the surface and America's very religious country. And it has a very decentralized political system where very highly mobilized religious Americans could make their influence felt on Washington to steer foreign policy. In a certain direction because that's one of the challenges of trying to make sense of how America projects abroad, which is to do from policy to do diplomacy, even is on the whole to have a single identity single voice..
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"The basis of american foreign policy many of them if not the same individuals certainly the same agencies that he ran roughshod over when he was last in government was with help present are those findings of the senate committee back in two thousand five in people's minds now knowing that bolton is about to take on this crucial national security your job if that assessment of john bolton's record was relevant then it's more relevant now because there are really few jobs in the federal government that relies so completely on an objective cooperative and collaborative analysis of the threats posed to the united states by other nations than national security adviser so he's now a job where everyone expects that he's going to be the most objective possible figure when it comes to analysing intelligence but everything that you have told us suggests that object is not something that he really applies when it comes to intelligence no there's no suggestion that john bolton's certainly his political views and his views of american foreign policy and what our role should be in the world have changed none of that has changed what remains to be seen is how much if at all his views toward assessing of jek typically american intelligence products have changed there is no suggestion that those have changed either.
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"And that means that the you know in american foreign policy first of all it's the world is much more dangerous and the american people are probably going to have to spend more money on defence dealing with china a we clearly have an eve you know there there are a lot of questions of russian influence we can have to rethink a lot of our policies for living in a world where there is actual hostility and there is no global consensus about a liberal world order say you see trump as a response to that a accretion on it that's right i think that in that what's happening which it will the gap between a s the establishment predictions about where the world would go and then the reality of where the world is opened a gap that enabled trump basically to run as the little boy saying the emperor has no clothes although ironically now you're into his presidency i in fact it debate were having is whether he's become the emperor with right well this is again he ran a centrally on a negative agenda that the the establishment didn't know what it was doing in it and his proposals tended to be pretty vague and often contradictory so you now he has the difficulty of you know how do you govern this is always a problem for populism is once sure in office what do you do so and that you know you've you've written about this you you know many of peoples not just dad bannon who you've encounter but actually you.
"american foreign policy" Discussed on The Global Politico
"Thrown into uncertainty as well because we don't know the ending uh you would think you know the end because obama left office but in fact we don't the story of your foreign policy accomplishments is still very much up in the air so i your leader uh you know how much do you feel like that picture is being filled in uh you know obviously some of the things trump said he would attack on the campaign trail he has uh he's withdrawn from so that we don't exactly know what the longterm consequences withdrawn from tpp uh he certainly not active on on any of the issues that that you really spent your time on at the at the united nations how do you each feel about where obama's record is right now you know it's interesting at say two things one is you're what trump has done is in some ways not surprising you know he's partially roll back uber has pulled out of paris he's threatened to kill the around your but not done it but what's been what's been worse to watch i think is like underneath that you're the hollowing out of the state department the defunding of all the types of programmes is somme that i fought to get money for the end to help peacekeeping or to help promote education around the world the kind of unseen elements of american foreign policy that underpin the liberal international order that's where the year has been much worse than i than i imagined nine tests pitted him kind of taking aim at some of our legacy accomplishments but it's more this this disavowal of an entire approach to the world that it's not just obama it's fairly bipartisan over over the decades what i like about the fifth home is.
"american foreign policy" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"And the end them can the stability within the administration on you know for folks who are wary of a military outcome here are the military people i mean they are the folks uh around president trump who seemed to um a combination of flatter him but also sort of impress him with their uh metals and gold stars and all that sort of thing in and i it is it's of concern i think that uh there are so many uh military figures who are so central to the president's decision making in who are filling roles that have really hardly ever been filled by military brass in the past um and none of their job seem to be uh in question in quite the way that the you know political figures in the in the american foreign policy world seemed to always have you know an ax hanging over there had like tillerson that's true he likes his generals you know it's it's been talked about that had some sort of an i'm i don't wanna do armchair psychology here but there you know there is something to be said about you know trump having gone to i guess of military boarding school in sort of uh having kind of a reverence for that culture of discipline and um i i don't know it it's i it's probably also worth pointing out they may be um less hesitant to push back on him i have given their more or aware of the chain of command and uh unlike someone like tillerson whose quit you quit used to being the boss of a company that uh anyways rivals the geographic scope of american foreign policy um that it's sort of starts to make sense why is trump pushes back on these uh officials like tillerson and may be um doesn't get as much lip if you will from the military leaders who are still rate by his side and and seem to be pushing him again further and further towards you know military options toward north korea.
"american foreign policy" Discussed on Malicious Life
"Those who believe that the united states was wrong in its middle east policy so the video clips and reports as supporting their claims for those who believed that such involvement was an essential part of american foreign policy was these documents revealed was taken as no more than necessary evil after all you can't make an omelette without cracking some x the army and the government however denied almost all of the leaked reports and claimed that the presented a distorted and onesided picture of reality for example an official military report claimed that the collateral murder video is missing about twenty minutes of football showing the helicopter fighting armed terrorists prior to instant former defense secretary robert gates said manning's leaks quote is it embarrassing yes is it our court yes consequences for us foreign policy i think fairly modest unquote it seems therefore there such largescale leaks did not have a proportionately greater effect in the short term the new the smaller leaks we know of from the past but if there's anything to be said about the great leaks of the modern age is that they're geopolitical range of influence is greater than ever in the past the effects of exposure worry usually limited to one country or two two state relations but we key leaks exposures have a worldwide impact the pama papers for example financial documents that were a leak in 2015 where featured by no less than a hundred and seven media outlets from eighty different countries and the diplomatic cables of that manning leaked have effected the relationship of the united states with dozens of countries around the world it seemed that despite the huge amount of classified documents exposed by whistle blowers of the twentyfirst century it is not certain their practical impact on foreign policy and relations is much greater than similar leaks of the past.
"american foreign policy" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"But when when the state department is this week dis hugely important element of american foreign policy not the only element but it's it's one of the central elements cannot perform its functions i have people at embassies in washington who come to me and say you know what have you been stations you of this where demonstrations you of that and occasional a no longer but initially you know i would say why you're asking me you know of why don't you ask people who the state department well they don't know because they're not really in in the loop and i think you know candidly this is a this is a gigantic mistake first time was confirmed for an assistant secretary position i was confirmed in the middle of april now is normal present comes in january twenty it takes a couple of months to get people in place wealth october you know they're 24 bureaus in the state department twenty two are led by an acting something arotis insane we going have on that happy no no no we won't be able to buy the books we have to have the morris we are due to cut it off early so they still want more but i i let you basha obama agha abdic equal time your last question i'll take hamas gaza discuss actually there is a this there's a longer discussion of a loss in gaza in my previous book tested by then there's a shorter discussion here and it's a very important question what are you do about a terrorist group that wants to engage in politics.
"american foreign policy" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Actually there outdo each was tiny they had a reputation for delivering a lot of social services but that which the state delivered was much more much broader reputation was because they're doing it if you will for free it was it was a benefit that they gave you because of solidarity but when it's just reputation that means that the number of people actually affected is small and they can change their minds if they see that you're no longer doing it they don't love the muslim brotherhood so we need europe what happens the muslim brotherhood takes over and turns out that they govern very very poorly and turn people against them because they haven't really had the direct experience his bill is different but remember the other thing but his below though it's kind of hermetically sealed and the shia community it is not a lebanese countrywide organization it exists where there are a shia and were they have guns talk about about the friendly tyrant problem than because in a lot of these countries whether it was central america and the 80s whether it's a lump took places in asia whether it's the middle east now the biggest problem to doing exactly what you want are the local leaders who believe as you said held the last thing i wanted the successful democratic mater revolution i'll just wait for the longterm water and hope that in the hino it doesn't happen on my watch right i wanna make a neville you that each xi jinping on a largescale what she's doing in china is trying deliberately to close off the avenues toward democratic went to chenal reform you have to solidify his own power that happens all the minor scale with a bunch of our own allies who were supporting in these places how do you deal with the friendly what are your lessons now at this stage in your life from decades of dealing with the friendly tiaret problem these are the basically the people who are s obese but r s obese who often stand in the way of the larger goals that we actually want for american foreign policy.
"american foreign policy" Discussed on Pod Save the World
"Felt they couldn't in good conscience continue to serve because they disagreed so adamantly with policy and they resigned and i had you generation for those who did that no respect their decisions but i also had a malaysian for people who stayed within the system but who were honest enough to reflect their concerns in just thinking about that memo a bit when you think back to the to the runup to iraq and then managing everything came after and when you think about the agonizing deliberations we went through in the eventual decision to ultimately engage in syria an arm opposition and supporters did you think we overcorrected from the experience from iraq and that people we were too hesitant to engage in syria at a time when it might have made a difference it's a really good question agonized over that myself as i'm sure you have lots of our colleagues have it's always difficult to determine know what's overreach of this sort the i think we saw in iraq in two thousand three and what's under reaches well and in american foreign policy are always pull back and forth between those two things i guess is i look back on syrian i certainly have no monopoly on wisdom on that issue i got a lot of things wrong over the years i think if you it's hard to argue given the magnitude of the human disaster that unfolded there that we should try harder earlier in the conflict.