Obama’s Foreign Policy and the End of the American Era

By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Stephen M. Walt, co-author of the ground-breaking The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, gave a keynote address on “Obama’s Foreign Policy and the End of the American Era” at an event is co-hosted by the IIEA and UCD’s Clinton Institute for American Studies. You can download the Post Event Notes from this event here. Walt’s bio can be found after the fold.

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Rene Belfer Professor of International Relations at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago.

Professor Walt was a Resident Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, and he has also served as a consultant for the Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the National Defense University. He presently serves on the editorial boards of Foreign Policy, Security Studies, International Relations, and the Journal of Cold War Studies.

Professor Walt is the author of The Origins of Alliances (1987), Revolution and War (1996), Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy (2005), and, with co-author J.J. Mearsheimer, The Israel Lobby (2007). He writes regularly online at walt.foreignpolicy.com.

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One Comment

  1. Good talk by Walt; thanks for posting it. Of course, you don’t have to come from Harvard to be aware of all the points he raises — indeed, they’re quite obvious. I was pleased by his take on the American foreign policy establishment; that view doesn’t get voiced nearly often enough.

    Anyway, the U.S. is barrelling down the road to bankruptcy, while we and Israel are together headed for disaster in Palestine. I’m not so sure that the two combined won’t spell finis des Etats Unis.

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