Yesterday, the New America Foundation hosted a public forum which considered whether a coherent strategy or “Obama Doctrine” is emerging after nearly one year of President Obama’s presidency.
Today, the New America Foundation/American Strategy Program is hosting an event with Nicholas Thompson, Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation and author of the critically acclaimed book, The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War. The event will address the question, “Where Have America’s Grand Strategists Gone?”
After the liberal hegemony of the 1990s and the neoconservative theory of military dominance and democratic peace theory of the 2000s, what is the Obama administration’s theory of America’s place in the world?
Another aspect of the grand strategy debate that I hope will be addressed is how the Cold War leadership managed to persuade the entire American political, military, and corporate establishments to adopt a consistent worldview and execute a coordinated strategy.
The event will run TODAY from 12:15pm – 1:45pm and will STREAM LIVE here at The Washington Note.
— Ben Katcher