Wanted: A Grand Strategy for American Foreign Policy

Jul 12, 2012

Wtih shifting geopolitical allegiances, and power struggles at home and abroad, some suggest that its time for the U.S. to clarify its role in the world.  The goal is a new set of guiding principles that can also strengthen our own economy. We'll explore some of these ideas currently making the rounds in diplomatic circles.


  • Bill Martel - Associate Professor of International Security Studies at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Author of “Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Strategy.”
  • Charles Kupchan:  Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former Director of the National Security Council. He's also a professor of International Affairs in the Walsh School at Georgetown university.

Both of our guests have written articles on this topic

         Read Bill Martel's article "Why American Needs a Grand Strategy"

         Read Charles Kupchan's "Grand Strategy: The Four Pillars of our Future"