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Washington Ideas Forum 2015

Ben Rhodes on the Obama Doctrine

Oct 17, 2015 | 18 videos
Video by The Atlantic

Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, discusses the emergence of an Obama Doctrine as the President's time in office nears its end. What are America's strategic goals in the Middle East? Is the U.S. in the midst of a diplomatic pivot towards Asia? What is the state of America's relationship with Russia? "The fact of the matter is," says Rhodes, "it's a very difficult and complicated world right now." This session is moderated by The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg.


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