Top CSIS scholars look at Asia, especially China, Taiwan, the Korean peninsula, and Pakistan; Europe, including Russia, Turkey, and Kosovo; Africa (AFRICOM); Cuba; a new climate change framework; nuclear proliferation; the Iraqi refugee crisis; and America at war in Afghanistan and Iraq and the possibility of war with Iran. The main event likely to shape U.S. security in 2008, however, will transpire at homenamely, the U.S. presidential electionwhere foreign policy will likely play a dominant role. In an afterward, Richard Armitage and Joseph Nye offer their vision of a new approach to U.S. foreign policy that relies on the exercise of smart power. American needs such a vision, particularly at a time of so much uncertainty.
About the Author
Carola McGiffert is chief of staff at CSIS. Craig Cohen is deputy chief of staff at CSIS.