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On January 14, 2016, the RAND Corporation's Washington office hosted the first of three workshops for a project, titled "Building a Sustainable International Order," that aims to understand the existing international order, assess current challenges to the order, and recommend future U.S. policies with respect to the order. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together scholars, policy analysts, and current and former practitioners to discuss the nature of the existing international order and its likely evolution over the next 15 to 20 years. This conference summary outlines the discussion from the event and identifies a future research agenda on the international order and U.S. foreign policy.

This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense's Office of Net Assessment and conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community.

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