12 Mar 14

The biggest threat to America’s national security comes not from abroad but from within, argues Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, a Lloyd Cutler Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin in Spring 2014. Drawing on themes in his book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order (2013), Haass advocates for a new US national security doctrine of Restoration, one that would require the US to limit its involvement in wars of choice, shift its focus from the Middle East toward Asia and North America, and rebuild the domestic foundations of American power.