IQ2US Debate: America Is Retreating from Global Leadership

I watched an interesting debate hosted by Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), in their ongoing debate series, which due to the pandemic, was moderated virtually by John Donvan (@johndonvan).

In the series, two sides debate a motion. The motion up for debate was “America is retreating from global leadership.”

Arguing in favor of the motion was Mary Beth Long (@mbldefense), former Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Bill Kristol (@BillKristol), the editor-at-large of The Bulwark, and chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle in the Bush administration. Arguing against the motion was Kori Schake (@KoriSchake), Director of Foreign and Defense Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, and Vikram Singh (@VJS_Policy), Senior Advisor with the United States Institute of Peace.

I’ve included the debate in full above.