Americans are behaving in many ways as though we misperceive the international environment within which our country now operates. Past shifts in the world order as well as those now underway have consequences for us and for our role in international affairs. In the new world disorder the structure of our alliances and our approach to national security no longer make sense. What might? This lecture is the second of a three part series delivered by Chas Freeman. The next one is scheduled February 18.