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Richard Haass on a World in Disarray

Feb 28, 2017
CATEGORY: U.S.A., World

Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass speaks with Walter Isaacson at the Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series at the Aspen Institute. (credit Ian Wagreich Photography)

Chaos in the Middle East, instability in Europe, and a reckless North Korea are signals that the world is increasingly defined by disorder. Author and Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass says the world needs an updated global operating system. The guidelines and institutions that have led the world since World War II are outdated and unable to deal with modern threats like terrorism, cyber, and climate change. Haass speaks with Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson about his book A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.

 

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