Current debate about the nature of the emerging international landscape is disappointingly thin. Contentious theories about the end of history and the clash of civilizations aside, the analytic community has made little progress in mapping out the key elements of a new international system. This group will examine contending visions of order and seek to generate a more fertile discussion of desirable outcomes and how policymakers can achieve them. Analysts working on these questions and their implications for American grand strategy will make presentations to the group. The project will lead to a "white paper" for the administration that takes office in 2001. In addition, Charles Kupchan will produce a book, as well as other shorter articles and op-ed pieces.
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