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The Fight to Defend the Free World

The Fight to Defend the Free World is an 8-part investigation into the most critical foreign policy and security challenges faced by the United States. H.R. McMaster, a retired lieutenant general and former national security advisor, examines battlegrounds around the world through the lens of strategic empathy.
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In order promote a safe and secure Afghanistan, the United States must convince Pakistani leaders that it is in their interest to pursue diplomacy rather than use terrorists to advance their foreign policy. 

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Free and open societies must work together to prevent China from exporting its aggressive, authoritarian model and instead promote the ideals of liberal democracy.

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American leaders have underestimated the role that ideology, emotion, and aspiration have played in Vladimir Putin’s strategy toward the United States and Europe.
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In order to secure a better and freer world, American leaders must avoid assuming that other countries have no aspirations or agency except in reaction to American policy.