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Restore American Leadership to Address Transnational Threats

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Memo to the President: Restore American Leadership to Address Transnational Threats

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Memo to the President: Restore American Leadership to Address Transnational Threats

The 21st century will be defined by security threats that transcend borders, from climate change, nuclear proliferation and terrorism to conflict, poverty and economic instability. The greatest test of global leadership will be building partnerships and institutions for cooperation that can meet the challenge.

On January 15, Carlos Pascual offered his recommendations to President Obama on how to restore credible American leadership; galvanize cooperative action against major global challenges; and revitalize key international institutions. The memo is the eleventh of 12 Brookings memos on the most crucial public policy priorities facing the new president.

Following the presentation of his paper, Pascual moderated a discussion with a distinguished panel including Brookings Senior Fellows Bruce Jones, Michael O’Hanlon and Bruce Riedel.

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