Realism with Restraint in US Foreign Policy
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 654 , Segment 3
Episode: DACA Deadline, Why We're Awkward, The Tinder Trap
- Oct 5, 2017 11:00 pm
- 21:23 mins
Guest: John Allen Gay, Executive Director, John Quincy Adams Society What to do about North Korea’s escalating nuclear threats? How to stop ISIS and resolve the bloody civil war in Syria? What to do in Afghanistan, where more than a decade of American military presence has failed to bring peace and stability? What to do about Yemen, where millions of people are dying of famine and disease while Saudi Arabia and Iran play out their rivalry backing opposite sides of Yemen’s civil war? These things are just a partial list of the complicated challenges facing world leaders. The question facing US leaders is how involved we should be in the conflicts happening outside our own borders. President Trump has said time and again that America’s needs and interest are his top priority. But speaking to the UN recently, he used another phrase to describe his foreign policy: principled realism.