Virtual Member Coffee + Discussion Group: Endless Wars or Off-Shore Balancing? Rethinking the goals of US Foreign Policy
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About The Event
The WACM Coffee and Discussion Group is an informal monthly gathering to chat about global topics of current interest in a small group setting. No quizzes, no competitions of knowledge - participate or just listen! This event is designed to engage everyone from the world affairs expert to the foreign affairs greenhorn.
Suggested background readings here:
1) Wertheim, Stephen. 2020. “Opinion | America Has No Reason to Be So Powerful.” The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/opinion/america-global-power.html (October 15, 2020).
2) Parsi, Trita. 2020. “The Israel-U.A.E. Deal Puts the ‘Forever’ in ‘Forever War.’” The New Republic. https://newrepublic.com/article/159010/trump-israel-iran-mideast-forever-war (October 15, 2020).
3) Walt, Stephen M. 2019. “The End of Hubris.” https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2019-04-16/end-hubris (October 15, 2020).
Background on the paradigmatic debate (Neo-realist foreign policy versus the putative neoconservative/liberal interventionist alliance) Joyner, James. 2011. “How Perpetual War Became U.S. Ideology.” The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/05/how-perpetual-war-became-us-ideology/238600/ (October 15, 2020).
A webcast on the Quincy Institute - Heffner, Alexander. 2019. “Statecraft of Peace.” The American Prospect. https://prospect.org/api/content/e73fa338-e923-11e9-9843-12f1225286c6/ (October 15, 2020).
If you find an article relevant to the discussion, we encourage you to email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for distribution to the group.