Robert D. Blackwill
Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy
U.S. foreign policy; transatlantic relations; the United States and Asia; Russia and the West; the United States and the Middle East.
U.S. Foreign Policy Program, Middle East Program
September 1, 2010—Present
The U.S. Foreign Policy Roundtable Series is an ongoing series that provides a forum for discussion with leading experts on the major issues and developments that impact U.S. foreign policy. The series has covered a broad range of topics, such as domestic and international counterterrorism efforts, the global financial crisis, evolving media coverage of international news developments, and U.S. policy in the Greater Middle East, especially in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
September 1, 1997—September 1, 1998
Throughout the Cold War, the United States and Western Europe were inextricably bound together in the Atlantic alliance by the need to deter Soviet aggression in Europe. However, a gap has begun to emerge between American and European perceptions of their respective vital interests. Can the United States and Europe protect their common interests only through cooperation, or is the depth of commonality overstated? This Task Force will expand upon previous efforts on the subject through a policy-driven, comprehensive dialogue between U.S. and European interlocutors dominated by the younger generation of policymakers, business people, and journalists. In a series of ten monthly meetings over the course of 1997-98, the Task Force will examine the various dimensions of transatlantic relations and their future direction. The Task Force will decide whether there are mutual Western interests and foreign policy challenges that, due to their interdependent nature, can be managed fruitfully only through U.S.-European collaboration and if so, how this collaboration can be sustained. The Task Force will release its answers to these questions in a published report in the summer of 1998.
Insights From Asia’s Senior Statesman Lee Kuan Yew
"We talk about China's rise, its surging wealth and power, but the U.S. has been Number One for so long it's hard to really picture what it means, or will mean. Hard to really know what to think.
Lee Kwan Yew knows. Asia's most senior statesman. A longtime friend of the US. A grand master of global strategy out of little Singapore. And here's what he sees.
Does China want to be Number One? Of course. Will they be? Pretty likely. Will we fight? We'd better not."
Tom Ashbrook speaks with Robert Blackwill and Graham Allison about the collected wisdom of grand master Lee Kuan Yew during this February 13 broadcast of NPR's On Point.
Grand Master Promo Site
Click here to visit the official site for Amb. Blackwill's latest book, Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World.
About the book:
When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, who listens? Presidents, prime ministers, chief executives, and all who care about global strategy. Lee has been a mentor to every Chinese leader from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, and a counselor to every U.S. president from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. In this succinct book, Graham Allison and Robert Blackwill, two leading strategic thinkers, extract the essence of Lee Kuan Yew's visionary thinking about critical issues including the futures of China and the United States, U.S.-China relations, India, and globalization. Drawing from extensive interviews with Lee as well as his writings and speeches, the authors distill Lee's views on essential policy choices as the U.S. pivots toward Asia
Grand Master on Kindle
Amb. Blackwill's latest publication, Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World, is now availbe for Amazon Kindle here.