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Derek Chollet

Derek Chollet

Former Undersecretary of Defense & Counselor, German Marshall Fund
Derek Chollet served in senior positions during the Obama administration at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon, most recently as the U.S. assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. He is currently a counselor and senior advisor at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, an adjunct senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Institute of War and Peace Studies, and a regular contributor to Defense One and many other publications. His books include The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World, America Between Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11, coauthored with James Goldgeier, and The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World, coedited with Samantha Power. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his family.
 

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Today the United States is more engaged, in more places and in more ways, than it was eight years ago. In fact, on the issues that matter most, Obama’s mark will be enduring and largely positive.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Derek Chollet offers analysis of President Obama’s foreign policy during his two terms in office, and argues that the president would be remembered as one of the most deft on foreign policy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The offhand remark spurred a massive success in Syria. Why does the foreign policy establishment consider it a failure?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Derek Chollet, former Obama administration assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, now a counselor and senior adviser at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, talks about his new book The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World. 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Obama is seeking to redefine “strength” and “power.”

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Although he never saw battle or served in uniform, Barack Obama entered the White House with bold ambitions for what he wanted to achieve as commander in chief.

Friday, June 3, 2016