Global Attitudes: Challenges for the Next Administration
The panelists will discuss issues facing the next U.S. president based on the findings of the Pew Global Attitudes survey, including the global image of the United States, views of its foreign policies, and changing public opinion about threats to the world.
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Seaborne commerce remains the linchpin of the global economy. And beyond trade, a host of other issues, ranging from climate change and energy to defense and piracy, ensure that the oceans will hold considerable strategic interest well into the future. In this report, Scott G. Borgerson explores an important element of the maritime policy regime: the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. He examines the international negotiations that led to the convention, the history of debates in the United States over whether to join it, and the strategic importance of the oceans for U.S. foreign policy today.
The time is ripe for President Obama to press for Senate passage of the Law of the Sea Convention and expand U.S. influence on oceans governance, write Scott Borgerson and Thomas Pickering.