Clip of the Month: What's America's Brand? It's Naval Power, with Robert D. Kaplan

Mar 27, 2018

Best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan describes America’s current role as a function of the immense power of the U.S. Navy. This provides great value to other nations as the United States protects the free flow of trade and is, in essence, America’s brand. But what happens if the value of the brand deteriorates?

Best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan has crisscrossed the globe for decades covering civil wars and collapsing states. Looking forward as well as back, he judiciously outlines the timeless principles that he believes should shape America's role in a turbulent world. In this clip, Kaplan describes America’s current role as a function of the immense power of the U.S. Navy. This provides great value to other nations as the United States protects the free flow of trade and is, in essence, America’s brand. But what happens if the value of the brand deteriorates?

You may also like

MAY 18, 2022 Podcast

America's Great-Power Opportunity, with Ali Wyne

As Russia's war in Ukraine deepens and China’s influence continues to grow, many observers say the United States is entering an era of “great-power ...

MAY 13, 2022 Article

Ethics As We Know it is Gone. It's Time for Ethics Re-envisioned.

Given the troubling state of international affairs there is reason to be greatly concerned about how ethics is framed or co-opted. To meet this moment, ...

MAY 10, 2022 Podcast

Making Decisions When Values Conflict or Are Prioritized Differently, with Paul Root Wolpe

In this Artificial Intelligence & Equality podcast, Carnegie-Uehiro Fellow Wendell Wallach sits down with Emory University's Professor Paul Root Wolpe for a thought-provoking conversation about the ...