In their recent books, Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Kagan, Georgetown Professor and Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Charles Kupchan, and Princeton Professor John Ikenberry provide alternative visions of what the future world order might look like. Will it be a world characterized by liberal institutions and political, economic and strategic cooperation? Or will it be a more competitive world of different and sometimes contradictory norms, reflecting the diversity of an increasingly multi-polar world? Will it be a world in which the United States remains predominant, or one where nations of roughly equal power cooperate, or fail to cooperate, in building a post-American order?
On March 15, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion featuring Kagan, author of The World America Made (Knopf, 2012); Kupchan, author of No One's World (Oxford University Press, 2012); and Ikenberry, author of Liberal Leviathan (Princeton University Press, 2011). The panelists explored the evolving world order and its impact on how Americans will live and prosper. David Ignatius, columnist at The Washington Post, will moderate the session.