Thank you to all that attended our Talk-About Series: Three Presidents at War. We would like to extend a special thank you to our partners Charles W. Hostler Institute on World Affairs and the Center for Advancing Global Business at San Diego State University for their continued support. This event was a huge success with the room filled to max capacity!
Brett McGurk, former special presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS, gave a riveting presentation revealing his fundamental approach to foreign policy: assessing ends, means and resources. The former American diplomat defined Washington’s current policy as incoherence, prioritizing sanctions over strategy. McGurk highlighted the importance of clear objectives in diplomacy and the alignment of resources in achieving those goals. The talk was followed by questions from the audience on U.S. foreign policies and fight against ISIS.
To learn more about McGurk’s perspective on foreign diplomacy in the Middle East check out these recent articles!
- Brett McGurk wrote an article in Foreign Affairs where he urged for a more comprehensive analysis of resources and aims in foreign policy decision making, citing U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s approach as an exceptional model. Read Here.
- Following the Talk-About Series event the San Diego Union Tribune published an article summarizing McGurk’s view of recent political decisions made under the Trump administration. Read Here.