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.
This discussion took place at the 2015 Washington Ideas Forum.