Council on Foreign Relations' Richard Haass on New National Defense Strategy

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Richard Haass's recent Project Syndicate article is titled "The Post-American Middle East." (Council on Foreign Relations)

The most significant shift in national defense strategy in almost two decades was unveiled last week by US Defense Secretary James Mattis. The big takeaway: Competition from global leaders like China and Russia is now the biggest threat to national security, replacing the fight against terrorism. Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass joins us to dissect the new strategy, and to discuss how best to tackle the most pressing U.S. foreign policy challenges at a time when populism is rewriting the old world order.


Richard Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations ; author, "A World In Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order"