Does America Matter Anymore?

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Global Flashpoints 2015: Crisis and Opportunity

Hot off the press: a new report from Carnegie Corporation grantee the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), edited by Craig Cohen, CSIS Executive Vice President, and Josiane Gabel, Executive Director of the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy.

“Is America in retreat?” That’s the question John J. Hamre, CSIS President and CEO poses in his introduction to this compelling new report. He says the challenges the country faces internationally do not lend themselves to quick fixes or retreating behind Fortress America, and the real question is whether our domestic politics are up to the effort it takes to lead from within. This is the dominant issue behind the articles in this annual CSIS publication.

The topics covered here include deterrence, Putin, the Middle East, Asia, and Ebola, and the contributors are well known experts in their areas. Read their opinions and decide for yourself: Will the world still look to the U.S. for political, security, and economic leadership, or are alternatives emerging? As Hamre writes, “The only thing that could truly send America into retreat is ourselves.”