03 Mar 17

The world stands at a hinge moment in history, says William Drozdiak, a nonresident senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at The Brookings Institution. In this lecture, Drozdiak discusses the weakening of the Pax Americana that has managed global security and world trade for seven decades, the recent rise of populist nationalism in Europe, and new threats to the European Union’s coherence. But the focus of this talk is the United States, where President Donald Trump has vowed to place American interests above all else. This lecture is drawn from Drozdiak’s forthcoming book, Fractured Continent: Europe’s Crises and the Fate of the West, which will be published in the United States and Europe on September 11th.