Publication Date: June 2008
Publisher: Center for a New American Security
Author(s): Vikram J. Singh; Michele A. Flournoy; Shawn Brimley
Research Area: Politics
Keywords: American interests; Presidential transition; Globalization
Coverage: United States
Grand strategy articulates a vision for a nation's role in the world and helps it set priorities, illuminate the near-term and long-term costs and benefits of various courses of action, and explain choices to its own people and to other nations. The next president must take up the challenge of redefining America's purpose in the world and setting a new course. In this year of firsts, the next president should give the country its first grand strategy for the 21st century by going back to basics: to the nature of the world and how best to understand, protect, and advance U.S. interests.
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