The Economist's Foreign editor, Edward Carr on US foreign policy

Saturday, 04 January 2014 05:30 Written by  Published in Point Blank Show

Edward Carr, The Economist's Foreign editor takes us through his brilliant special report on America's foreign policy in which he argues that despite experiencing a dreadful decade abroad, Americans are unduly pessimistic about their place in the world. China's rise as a formidable player in world affairs is undisputed, but its economic heft doesn't yet qualify it to be a geopolitical influence that America wields.

In this podcast he talks about some of important keywords that have bothered US in the last few months: Syria, spying, counter insurgency and what are some of the alternatives, if any, to an American dominated international world order. And he does incredibly well in the rapid fire round, right at the end, which is reserved for our friends at The Economist.

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