Ties That Bind, Episode 3 – Beyond Transactional Alliances

In this third episode, Andrew Shearer sits down with Thomas Wright, director of the Center on the United States and Europe and senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institute to talk about the role of alliances in upholding international order. Topics include the historical role of the United States’ alliances in Europe and Asia; the place of alliances in the United States’ domestic politics; the factors which have promoted the longevity of these alliances; and their future prospects.