Strategic Leadership: Framework for a 21st Century National Security Strategy

Publication Date: July 2008

Publisher: Center for a New American Security

Author(s): Ivo H. Daalder; Bruce W. Jentleson; Anne-Marie Slaughter; Antony J. Blinken

Research Area: Military and defense

Keywords: Presidential transition; Middle East; National security

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The next president of the United States must forge a new national security strategy in a world marked by enormous tumult and change and at a time when America's international standing and strategic position are at an historic nadir. Many of our allies question our motives and methods; our enemies doubt American rhetoric and resolve. Now, more than at any time since the late 1940s, it is vital to chart a new direction for America's global role.