Restless Minds Topic: American Foreign Policy

Except for pandemic developments and terrorism attacks, U.S. foreign policy usually isn’t part of our day-to-day lives.

When it meets in March, the Restless Minds discussion group will consider what our national policies should be on several fronts.

Open to all with open, inquisitive minds, Restless Minds will meet in person at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, in the Sewing Room of Oakwood’s Arts & Crafts Center.

There will be plenty to discuss. As this article was prepared in early February, Russia was massing more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border, and the U.S. was promising severe sanctions if an invasion occurs.

Meanwhile, tensions over the Olympic boycott, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and treatment of its Uyghur minority, among other issues, have left our relations with China shakier than they’ve been in years.

The discussion will also probe what American and international positions should be on global climate change and new technological developments such as cyber warfare.

The group will also consider how to overcome an erosion of trust among our allies after the rushed and chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan last year. How much can our allies rely on us?

For more information about Restless Minds, contact Bill Gates or Bobbie Reed at 480-883-7410.