Christopher A. Preble (left), Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and Xenia Wickett, the Dean of The Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs at Chatham House, debated America's role in the world at a Global Strategy Forum panel hosted by the Atlantic Council's Strategy Initiative. Hisham Melhem (center), Al Arabiya news channel’s Washington Bureau Chief, moderated the debate. (

Housed within the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, the New American Engagement Initiative aims to facilitate a wide-ranging debate about US foreign policy. We draw together out-of-the-box thinkers to question key assumptions underlying American foreign policy today. We are committed to challenging conventional approaches and building a comprehensive, sustainable strategy for America’s global engagement.

From the NAEI team

Preble and Burrows in The National Interest: The urgent need to adjust America’s approach to the world

Ashford in the New York Times: Biden wants to return to a ‘normal’ foreign policy. That’s the problem.

Borghard in the Modern War Institute: The economic aspects of great power competition

Burrows in the New Atlanticist: We must face up to what is happening in the United States of America

Ashford with Vox’s Matthew Yglesias: Joe Biden’s world

Burrows and Manning in The National Interest: What happens when America is no longer the undisputed super power?