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The Institute for Peace and Diplomacy hosted a panel discussion titled ‘A Year of Ups and Downs: President Biden’s Foreign Policy at the One-Year Mark’ on February 25, 2022.
Over his first year in office, President Biden has been called everything from an appeaser to a realist to a liberal internationalist over his administration’s foreign policy. With the simmering conflict in Ukraine on the horizon, it is likely that foreign policy will feature prominently in the president’s upcoming State of the Union Address.
At times, U.S. foreign policy in the past year has appeared disjointed—a series of disconnected, ad-hoc decisions across different strategic theatres lacking unity or overarching strategy. But is there order and scheme to the madness? Could a Biden doctrine be crystalizing beneath the seemingly divergent and shifting priorities of the Biden national security team? And how does the Biden administration conceive of America’s role in world and U.S. grand strategy in a changing domestic and international political climate?
This panel will review the foreign policy record of the Biden administration so far and consider its future. Our esteemed panelists will offer their insights into developments in Russia, China, Afghanistan, Iran and other pressing international concerns. They will comment on these strategic issues, challenges they may pose for U.S. policy, and the likely path forward. The event is co-sponsored and co-organized with The American Conservative.
- Douglas Macgregor: Senior Fellow, The American Conservative; Retired US Army Colonel; former Senior Advisor to the US Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller
- Christopher Preble: Co-director, New American Engagement Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
- George Beebe: Vice President & Director of Studies, Center for the National Interest
- Christopher Fettweis: Senior Fellow, Institute for Peace & Diplomacy; Professor, Tulane University
- David Polansky: Research Fellow, Institute for Peace & Diplomacy