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    Thomas Henriksen on Successful US-Backed Democracy

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    Thomas Henriksen on Successful US-Backed Democracy
    Commonwealth Club - The Commonwealth Club of California
    Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the United States has been involved in a string of conflicts, from the Persian Gulf War to Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and the Iraq war.What are the connections between these various interventions? What common themes emerge through analysis? What missteps were made?Henriksen notes the use of containment, interventions, regime changes, and even humanitarian assistance as responses to rogue states, civil strife, and militant Islam.He will also analyze the transformation from Washington's stability-first policy to its democracy-promotion agenda in the Middle East, which threatens this crucial region with instability, he says, necessitating a new grand strategy to confront terrorism - The Commonwealth Club of California