From "Indispensable Nation" to "Realism-Based Restraint": Reconsidering U.S. Engagement with the World

By Chas Freeman, Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

"It's time to stop pretending the United States assigns any real importance to democracy, the rule of law, or human rights in the Middle East. We pay for gross violations of all three by Israel, support their negation in Egypt, and do not interfere in the politics of illiberal monarchies like Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Clearly, U.S. policy is almost entirely about interests, not values." [Chas Freeman, Obama's Foreign Policy and the Future of the Middle East, July 21, 2014]

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Council. 170 E. 64th Street, New York.

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