On June 23, Christopher Preble co-hosted a new iteration of the Net Assessment podcast in the War on the Rocks network about the Summit of the Americas.
By all accounts, the Summit was poorly organized, and attending leaders were unimpressed with the lack of consultation before the event and with the initiatives set forth by the US during the conference. Does the planning and execution of the Summit tell us anything about the Biden administration’s foreign policy more broadly? What should our policies towards Central and South American countries be? And are President Biden and his team unwilling to make hard choices in foreign policy because the decisions will be unpopular with important domestic constituencies?