Calling on NATO
Does the U.S. need NATO to protect its interests around the world? IISS’s Kori Schake and the University of Chicago’s John Mearsheimer debate.
Putin Cozying Up to Xi
Who’s to blame for Russia’s partnership with China and its aggression on the world stage? John Mearsheimer, Kori Schake, and Stephen F. Cohen debate.
Is it Time to Overthrow the Iranian Government?
Our panelists debate whether the U.S. should pursue regime change in Iran.
Debate #1 - NATO Is No Longer Fit for Purpose
Since its creation, NATO has grown to include more countries and engage in other parts of the world, including Afghanistan and Libya. But as priorities and threats change for the United States, has NATO become an obsolete relic of the Cold War?
A World of Trouble
Derek Chollet ends the night with a prediction for the 2018 midterm elections.
Debate #2 - The Russia Threat Is Overblown
For all the media hype, does Russia pose a true threat to the U.S.? Or is Russia just a marginal power with an economy that’s been beset by sanctions?
Debate #3 - It's Time to Take a Hard Line on Iran
Is revived diplomacy the best way to contain Iran? Or is it time for the U.S. to get tough by relying on extreme sanctions, threats of force, and – if necessary – regime change or military action?