Jul 23, 2015
Today, the United States faces no existential threat. Rather, it confronts an unusually wide and diverse array of challenges. What strategic choices does it have in dealing with these challenges—and tomorrow's?
What are America's international ambitions? What level of international engagement are Americans prepared to support? How might the next president exercise leadership in a tumultuous world, and to what end? Is there a coherent national strategy for diplomacy and defense that aligns interests with the means to achieve them?
The RAND Strategic Rethink project explores these important questions. Our experts are producing a guide for policymakers, citizens, educators, and the media on the most critical global choices and challenges facing the country.
The latest volume, by Charles Ries, offers eight recommendations for strengthening U.S. national security decisionmaking and oversight of policy implementation.
In the coming months, the Strategic Rethink series will continue to explore issues key to understanding America's future role in a turbulent world.