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Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Benjamin Rhodes on America's Role in a Complicated World

Aug 03, 2015 | 20 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security advisor to President Obama, was the chief U.S. negotiator in the secret normalization talks with Cuba and has been a central player in the making of American foreign policy since 2009, both as a key advisor and as the president’s chief foreign policy speechwriter. Rhodes and Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic, discuss the worldview of President Obama, focusing on Cuba, the Iran talks, and the continuing crisis across the broader Middle East.


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