Nov 12, 2021 • 39M

Chris Preble says the U.S. is no longer "the indispensable" — so what now?

Kelley Vlahos
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Chris Preble, director of the New American Engagement Initiative, joins us this week with some optimistic news: the age of American hegemony may be over, but there are amazing benefits to this new reality! For one, there's plenty of evidence that the so-called "rules-based order" will be just fine without Washington meddling in every problem, planting a troop in every country, or serving as the spear point for liberal democracy across the globe. Chris walks us through the steps to hegemonic recovery. In the intro segment, Kelley and Dan discuss the recent assassination attempt on the Iraqi prime minister and the tinder box of US-Iran relations.

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The consequences of a US overreaction to the perceived threat of terrorism -- Nov. 1

What Washington owes the American people after its Afghanistan failure -- Aug. 19