Program | Talk to the Author – P J Crowley on Foreign Policy – Dec 15

December 2016 Cover to Cover

Thursday, December 15 – 1:00-1:30 CT

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Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States

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P. J. Crowley

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December 2016 Cover to Cover

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Cover to Cover will feature author Philip J. Crowley on his new book Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States, on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 1:00-1:30 (Central Time) [2:00 – 2:30 PM ET]
Over the past quarter century, four consecutive American presidents—two Democrat, two Republican—have spent more time, diplomatic capital, and military resources on Iraq than any other country in the world. Much as the Vietnam syndrome cast a long shadow over American security policy in the decades after the end of the Vietnam War, Iraq provides the commanding narrative for this generation of American leaders. In this book, former Deputy Secretary of State P. J. Crowley, one of America’s most insightful national security commentators, unpacks the legacy of American triumphs and failures in Iraq . He argues that presidents have fallen victim to the Iraq Syndrome—the disconnect between politics, policy, strategy, and narrative—that has hampered America’s foreign policy in the Middle East and hotspots throughout the world. In order to maintain America’s global leadership role, Crowley argues that the next president must realign American’s national security politics, policies, strategies, and narrative for the long term.
About the Author
crowleyP.J. Crowley, is Professor of Practice and Fellow at the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication at The George Washington University. He served as Assistant Secretary of State and Spokesman (2009-11) for U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Crowley appears frequently as a national security commentator on national and global television networks, including as a regular contributor to the BBC.

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