Checks and Balance

Checks and Balance: Twenty years later

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America set out to reshape the world order after the attacks of September 11th. Today it is easy to conclude that its foreign policy has been abandoned on a runway at Kabul airport. Is the era of American interventionism over?  The Economist's James Bennet traces Joe Biden’s shifting views on foreign wars. We look back to the origins of humanitarian interventionism in Bosnia. And, Anne-Marie Slaughter, former aide to Barack Obama and author of “Renewal”, tells us how American power might work in the future. John Prideaux hosts with Zanny Minton Beddoes and Jon Fasman. For full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at  

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