The New Administration: Foreign Policy Challenges (2008)

Terrorism. Nuclear proliferation. China. Russia. Climate change. The Middle East. A global economy more fragile and interdependent than we imagined.How does the next President begin to assess and prioritize each of these, as well as all the other issues? How will he balance our international engagement with a pressing domestic agenda? How should he decide which diplomatic tools to employ? In other words, how does he create and implement an effective foreign policy for the United States?

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