National Public Radio’s Ari Shapiro did a great piece this morning taking a look at the traditional and new in President Obama’s foreign policy attentions.
With the NATO Summit coming up very quickly, Shapiro asked what the links were between President Obama’s trip to major ascending economies like India an Indonesia and the convening of NATO’s stakeholders.
I think it’s an important question because we are increasingly seeing the inadequacy of old arrangements and power structures when applied to new emerging problems. In my view, the NATO commitments 5000 kilometers out of theater to Afghanistan are part of this trend.
I shared this and other thoughts in the segment which you can listen to above or read here.
– Steve Clemons