VICE SPECIAL REPORT: A WORLD IN DISARRAY, EXAMINING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY, DEBUTS JULY 21, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

Documentary Features Interviews With Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Samantha Power, Ash Carter And Others

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 when VICE SPECIAL REPORT: A WORLD IN DISARRAY debuts FRIDAY, JULY 21 (10:00–11:15 p.m. ET/PT). The exclusive HBO presentation features interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Samantha Power, Ash Carter and others.

The special will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

“In this increasingly confusing modern political landscape, we thought it would be interesting to canvas the best minds in foreign policy in an attempt to make sense of what is actually happening and weigh in on the greatest dangers that are facing us today,” says VICE founder Shane Smith. “Marrying signature VICE on-the-ground reporting with unique insights and explanations of how we got here, from the people who were actually there at the table, makes for a foreign policy wonk’s dream. Enjoy!”

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 Michael Moynihan, 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.

Interviewees include:

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

The executive producers of VICE SPECIAL REPORT: A WORLD IN DISARRAY are Shane Smith, Jason Mojica, Brendan Fitzgerald, Jonah Kaplan, Tim Clancy, Josh Tyrangiel and Eddy Moretti; co-executive producer, Joanna Forscher; consulting producer, Richard Haass.

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