In President Donald Trump’s Inaugural address he said, “We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world — but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone.”
Many observers in foreign policy and international relations are concerned that President Trump’s foreign policy outlook will upend nearly a century of American world prominence and hegemony.
We talk with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations about some of the history of U.S. international relations and what he believes it will take for the U.S. to overcome today’s global crises. His latest book is titled A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.