A grand strategy is a framework through which a country like the United States understands its place in the world: its goals, its biggest challenges, and the best way to promote its security and way of life. Post-war American grand strategy has typically been characterized by the notion of American global primacy and a commitment to the liberal international order, though different administrations have differed in their tendencies toward intervention versus restraint. Prolonged wars following 9/11 and a global financial crisis, followed by the emergence of ISIS and the rise of populism, have led the United States to a precarious moment. Do we still have a coherent grand strategy about the country we want to be and our role in the world?
Richard HaassPresident, Council on Foreign Relations
Jane HarmanPresident and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; T...
Rana ForooharAssociate Editor and Global Business Columnist, Financial Times
Wendy ShermanSenior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group
Samantha PowerProfessor of the Practice, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy Scho...
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