The foreign policy of the United States has often been seen as oscillating between isolationism and interventionism. In theory, it is possible to predict US foreign policy based on this back-and-forth movement. Despite the fluctuation, there are areas of long-term bipartisan consensus: the prominent role of the US, the need to stay at least relatively engaged with the world, and the importance of safeguarding the country’s commitments and alliance responsibilities. This seminar details the likely future dynamics within these points of agreement. More specifically, it charts the options for future foreign policies in Northern Europe. How will the US see the Nordic region? What can the role of Finland and Sweden be in US engagement with the region? How does the US see the increasing role of Europe in sharing the burden of security production?
Keynote Speaker: Stephen Flanagan, Senior Political Scientist, Rand
Michael Haltzel, Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins, SAIS
Leo Michel, Visiting Senior Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Vibeke Schou Tjalve, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies
Robert Nurick, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council
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