Speeches | 11 August 2010

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy: Is there an 'Obama doctrine' in US foreign policy? - Peter Beinart presentation

A number of US presidents have come to be associated – whether or not it is strictly historically accurate – with certain foreign policy approaches. Can we identify an 'Obama doctrine' in US foreign policy? The left believes that President Barack Obama is insufficiently focused on human rights; the right criticises him as a serial apologiser who is hastening America’s decline. To address this difficult topic, the Lowy Institute was pleased to present a leading US analyst and author of a new book on the history of US foreign policy, Peter Beinart.Peter Beinart

  • Peter Beinart

A number of US presidents have come to be associated – whether or not it is strictly historically accurate – with certain foreign policy approaches. Can we identify an 'Obama doctrine' in US foreign policy? The left believes that President Barack Obama is insufficiently focused on human rights; the right criticises him as a serial apologiser who is hastening America’s decline. To address this difficult topic, the Lowy Institute was pleased to present a leading US analyst and author of a new book on the history of US foreign policy, Peter Beinart.Peter Beinart

  • Peter Beinart