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Foreign Policy Challenges for the Obama Administration

Monday 21 January 2013 13:00 to 14:00 GMT


Chatham House, London


Ambassador John R Bolton, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; US Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2005-6)
Chair: Xenia Dormandy, Senior Fellow, US International Role, Chatham House

Type: Members Events

The speaker will argue that, in his first term, Barack Obama took a less expansive view of America's role in the world than any US president since the attack on Pearl Harbor. Ambassador Bolton will review the Obama administration's first-term foreign policy, including its approach to WMD proliferation, terrorism, defence spending, the US role in Iraq and Afghanistan, and relations with Russia and China.

Looking ahead, he will consider the priorities for Obama's second term and the prospects for America's future global role.

LIVE STREAM: This event will be live streamed. The live stream will be made available here at 13:00 GMT on Monday 21 January. 

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The Next Chapter: President Obama's Second-Term Foreign Policy
Programme Report
Edited by Xenia Dormandy, January 2013

John Bolton on the Obama Administration's Foreign Policy


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