Richard Haass on the Limits of U.S. Power

The world no longer has a dominant superpower.

This week on our Masters in Business podcast, we speak with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former official in the George W. Bush administration who opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

In our discussion, we touched on issues ranging from terrorism to trade to immigration to Brexit. Much of the conversation focused on Iraq, and the decision to go to war using "limited resources to achieve broadly defined goals.” This was a break from the so-called Powell doctrine of using overwhelming force to achieve narrowly defined goals. Haass, who graduated from Oberlin and holds a doctorate from Oxford, is the author of numerous books, including the forthcoming, "A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order."

You can stream the full or download our conversation on iTunes, Soundcloud or Bloomberg. All of our earlier podcasts are at iTunesSoundcloud and Bloomberg.

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