Conversations with History: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley

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Goldgeier and Chollet


American Foreign Policy from 11/9 to 9/11

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler welcomes Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier for a discussion of U.S.foreign from the Fall of the Berlin Wall until the attack on 9/11.  They discuss the search for a grand strategy in the Clinton administration. They outline the debates among liberals and among conservatives about the U.S. role as the sole superpower, especially the relative importance of economic power versus military power in shaping world order.  Chollet and Goldgeier also focus on the new security challenges facing the United States-- global warming, terrorism, and the spread of infectious disease. The conversation also highlights the continuity and discontinuity in world views of the the presidencies of William Jefferson Clinton and George W. Bush.

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