What should the Trump administration do about Beijing’s adventurism in the South China Sea? China is asserting sovereignty over some 80 percent of this strategic waterway and reinforcing its claim by maintaining by far the largest military, coastguard and maritime militia presence in the region.
What should the U.S. and its close allies do about China’s strategic expansion into the South China Sea
How solid are the assumptions underpinning American grand strategy? How valid are the key ideas that U.S. officials have about how the world works? Such assumptions represent the intellectual foundation upon which American statecraft rests. If the foundation is solid, American strategy has a decent chance of success. If the foundation is shaky, American strategy may collapse.
Did the Obama administration have a grand strategy? Yes, if one defines grand strategy realistically. Was it effective? That record was more ambiguous, revealing fundamental dilemmas of contemporary U.S. grand strategy that are unlikely to disappear anytime soon.
Ambassador Eric Edelman participated in the Passing The Baton: Prioritizing National Defense In The Next Administration During The Transition at the 2016 Reagan National Defense Forum
Ambassador Eric Edelman interviewed Senator Ben Sasse at the FPI’s day-long forum on foreign policy and national security. Senator Sasse talked about U.S. engagement in the world and foreign policy priorities for the 115th Congress. He also expressed his views on American exceptionalism and the importance of democratic ideals.