Earlier today, I gave a speech at Indiana University on the future of foreign policy.
To cope with enormous change, American foreign policy for the future must be securely grounded in American values, American interests, and American relationships.
Here’s what I outlined:
- We must put an end to endless war and refocus on future threats.
- We must promote American values by working to reverse the rise of authoritarianism abroad while better living up to our democratic ideals at home.
- We must treat climate change as the existential security challenge it is.
- We must update the institutions through which we engage the world to address 21st-century challenges and opportunities.
- We must do all this while involving citizens across America in a meaningful conversation about how foreign policy and national security concern their communities, and do more to include their voices and values in formulating our policies.
We must do this not only for America to prosper, but also for the world.