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The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force

  • Heritage Foundation 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

The Heritage Foundation is hosting a discussion with Eliot A. Cohen, author of The Big Stick, and a scholar and practitioner of international relations. Cohen argues that hard power remains essential for American foreign policy. While acknowledging that the U.S. must be careful about why, when, and how it uses force, he insists that its international role is as critical as ever, and armed force is vital to that role. 

Event Details

  • Date: February 15, 2017

  • When: 12:00-1:00 PM

  • Where: The Heritage Foundation, Allison Auditorium