Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier: American Foreign Policy from the End of the Cold War to 9/11

Conversations With History: American Foreign Policy

Derek Chollet: Senior Fellow, Center for the New American Security and James Goldgeier: Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University

Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier for a discussion of U.S. foreign policy from the Fall of the Berlin Wall until the attack on 9/11. They discuss the search for a grand strategy during the Clinton administration and outline the debates among liberals and among conservatives about the U.S. role as the sole superpower, especially the relative importance of economic power versus military power in shaping world order. Chollet and Goldgeier also focus on the new security challenges facing the United States-- global warming, terrorism, and the spread of infectious disease.

Key Words: Political Scientists, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Presidents, U.S. Foreign Policy
Derek Chollet
James Goldgeier
Publication date: 
September 24, 2008
Publication type: 
Conversations with History