America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11
In their new book, Derek Chollet and Jim Goldgeier draw on deep expertise and broad access to the key players across the political spectrum to explain how the decisions and debates of the years between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Twin Towers shaped the events, arguments, and politics of the world we live in today. They argue that the tragedy of 9/11 and its aftermath had its origins twelve years earlier, when the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989--11/9. As the first book to examine the inter-war years as a distinct and decisive era in American history, "America Between the Wars" changes how we should think about the recent past, and uncovers important lessons for the future. Please join the authors for a discussion of the misunderstood decade between the end of the Cold War and the start of the War on Terror.
Hans Blix, former executive chairman of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), joins Mitchel B. Wallerstein, president of Baruch College, to discuss Blix's experiences.
Stephen J. Hadley, former national security advisor to President George W. Bush, joins CNN's Global Affairs Correspondent, Elise Labott, to discuss his experiences in foreign policy and national security. Hadley reflects on the evolution of terror groups since 9/11, changes in intelligence strategy, decisions made in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the effects of those decisions on today's challenges in the Middle East and Russia.