Book Forum

Smart Power: Toward a Prudent Foreign Policy for America

(Cato Institute, 2008)

June 17, 2008 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Auditorium/Wintergarden

Featuring the author Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato Institute with comments by Steven Clemons, New America Foundation and Doug Bandow, American Conservative Defense Alliance.

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The United States confronts a host of foreign policy problems in the 21st century, yet the Republic’s security strategy is increasingly muddled and counterproductive. The litany of misplaced priorities and policy failures grows ever larger. Ted Galen Carpenter examines America’s foreign policy challenges and diagnoses what is wrong with Washington’s current approach. Throughout these essays, Carpenter outlines an alternative strategy, Smart Power, that would protect America’s security while avoiding unnecessary and unrewarding military adventures.

Please join the author and our distinguished commentators for a discussion of this timely and path‐​breaking book, Smart Power: Toward a Prudent Foreign Policy for America.