Premieres Friday, July 21 at 10 PM ET/PT on HBO
In the decades following World War II, the United States led the way in shaping the world order. But with the end of the Cold War, old alliances have fractured and new rivalries have arisen, resulting in a world increasingly in disarray, where weak states threaten global stability just as much as strong ones do. VICE founder Suroosh Alvi and other VICE correspondents examine the foreign policies that have shaped the modern world and meet people living through today’s major conflicts, featuring interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Samantha Power, Ash Carter and others.
Starting with an exclusive interview with Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of “A World In Disarray,” the special observes America’s role in a post-Cold War world and the unfolding consequences of an “America First” policy. Correspondents Sebastian Walker, Ben Ferguson, Isobel Yeung and VICE founder Suroosh Alvi provide exclusive, never-before-seen footage as they journey through Syria, Ukraine, China and South Korea for first-hand accounts of ongoing humanitarian crises and political struggles in these and neighboring countries.
• Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, “A World in Disarray”
• Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State, Bush Administration, 2005-2009; National Security Advisor, Bush Administration, 2001-2005
• Tony Blair, Prime Minister, United Kingdom, 1997-2007
• Samantha Power, United Nations Ambassador, Obama Administration, 2013-2017; Author, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide”
• Ash Carter, Secretary of Defense, Obama Administration, 2015-2017
• Francis Fukuyama, Political Scientist, Stanford University; Author, “The End of History and the Last Man”
• Wendy Sherman, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, Obama Administration, 2011-2015
• David Miliband, Foreign Secretary, United Kingdom, 2007-2010; President, International Rescue Committee
• Strobe Talbott, Deputy Secretary of State, Clinton Administration, 1994-2001; President, Brookings Institution
• Victor Cha, Director of Asian Affairs, National Security Council, Bush Administration, 2004-2007; Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies
• Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President, Estonia, 2006-2016
• Tony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State, Obama Administration, 2015-2017
• Chris Murphy, Democratic Senator, Connecticut; Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations