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February 2017
Past Event
Grand Strategy In The Age of Trump
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:45AM

Grand Strategy In The Age of Trump

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
February 21, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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President-elect Donald Trump during a rally at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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February 2017
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:45AM
Past Event

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, DC 20004

Speakers:
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Walter Russell Mead

Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship

Eliot Cohen

Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and Author, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force

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Charles Edel

Australia Chair and Senior Adviser, CSIS

Hal Brands

Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Grand Strategy is the idea that there is a collection of diplomatic, military, and economic policies that deliberately seek to advance the state's interest abroad. Does the United States have a Grand Strategy in foreign affairs? With or without a Grand Strategy, how should Washington use the tools at its disposal to pursue American interests? In his new book, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, former State Department official Eliot Cohen expresses skepticism about the cohesive nature of America’s guiding foreign policy principles. Dr. Cohen nevertheless argues that United States foreign policy requires a credible threat—and the occasional use of military force—to be effective.

On Tuesday, February 21, Dr. Cohen joined Hudson Institute Distinguished Scholar Walter Russell Mead for a conversation about Grand Strategy and President Trump with Hal Brands and Charles Edel.

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