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The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00PM - 7:30PM EST

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Recent years have brought deeply disturbing developments around the globe, and American sentiment seems to be leaning increasingly toward withdrawal in the face of such disarray. But like a jungle that keeps growing back after being cut down, the world has always been full of dangerous actors who, left unchecked, possess the desire and ability to make things worse.

What are the implications of America's withdrawal from alliances and international cooperation?

Robert Kagan is the Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He is also a contributing columnist at The Washington Post.