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School of Politics and International Relations

American Foreign Policy in a fractured age

When: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Queen Mary University of London, David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building Mile End Road London E1 4NS, Mile End Campus

The story of American foreign policy in the aftermath of the Cold War is an unsteady one as policymakers and the foreign policy establishment have sought a doctrine to guide decision making within and across presidential administrations. The rise of China and the resurgence of an expansionist Russia should serve to steady the ship of US foreign policy. Instead, the pendulum has swung ever more wildly. At the heart of this policy instability is an instability of Self within the American body politic. Increasingly widening fractures in conceptions of American identity and the attending ontological insecurity are driving widely divergent approaches to the world.

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