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Consistency in U.S. Foreign Policy

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Consistency in U.S. Foreign Policy

Consistency in U.S. Foreign Policy

Consistency in U.S. Foreign Policy

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The U.S. approach to Iraq and the U.S. approach to North Korea are about as different as you can get. One looks to war, the other to negotiations. Yet the president has called both countries part of the Axis of Evil. How important is it to be consistent in foreign policy? Melinda Penkava and guests discuss whether pragmatism always trumps principle.

Guests:

Robert Gallucci
*Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
*Was Ambassador At Large and negotiated the agreed framework with North Korea

Joseph Nye
*Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
*Author of the The Paradox of American Power
*Former Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Clinton administration