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The Next President

Author: Richard C. Holbrooke
September/October 2008
Council on Foreign Relations


The next U.S. president will face a more difficult opening-day set of global problems than any of his predecessors since World War II--problems that will require strength and a renewed sense of national purpose to solve. He must begin by shoring up the economy, addressing climate change and energy policy, and restoring respect for U.S. leadership, but this is only the beginning of a daunting agenda.

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