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John W. Kluge Lecture

R.I.P. The Postwar Order (1945-2017): An Assessment of Trump’s World

In this lecture, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen argued that President Donald Trump’s contempt for the foundations of the postwar order has many US allies, including Germany and Canada, suggesting they no longer trust American leadership and need to look out for themselves. NATO, the European Union, free trade, and a rules-based world order, Cohen observes, have all been called into question by an American president who appears more at home with dictators than democratically elected leaders. But do incompetence and incoherence render Trump’s threats innocuous? If he cannot deliver, perhaps there is nothing to fear. But that’s a treacherous assumption. Cohen argued that the danger in a shifting world is real—and potentially imminent.

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28 Sep 17
Foreign Policy
19:30 - 21:00
American Academy in Berlin
Am Sandwerder 17-19
14109 Berlin-Wannsee
Speaker: Roger Cohen

This event took place on September 28, 2017.

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