Former US senators’ lecture to POLSIS graduate students

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Towards the end of last year, two former US congressmen, David Skaggs and George Nethercutt came to the University of Birmingham to give a lecture entitled: ‘Atlantic versus Pacific Focus in US Foreign Policy’.

Here David Skaggs speaks about the American public’s reluctance to engage with foreign policy. According to Skaggs, with the fall of the Soviet Union “the driver of America’s foreign policy went away”.

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George Nethercutt described America’s role as that of a benevolent super power.

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Excerpts from the Q&A that followed their lecture are available here: POLSISTV.

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