From pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris climate accord, to questioning the value of NATO and imposing tariffs on European allies, to renegotiating NAFTA, to tearing up the Iranian nuclear agreement, to promising to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Syria in the not too distant future, President Trump is upending 70 years of foreign policy orthodoxy in pursuit of his “America First” agenda. Meanwhile, a rising China and a revanchist Russia are working feverishly to fill the void. Does the president have it right or is he taking the nation – and the world – down a dangerous new path?
On this 2018 Aspen Security Forum panel: Thomas Friedman, foreign affairs columnist, The New York Times;
Jane Harman, president, director and CEO, The Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; Hugh Hewitt, host of the Hugh Hewitt Show; and Peter Westmacott, former ambassador of the United Kingdom to the United States.