Video Brief: The Global Economy

December 15, 2011

Video Brief: The Global Economy
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from Video and Transition 2012

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The next U.S. president will have to navigate between grand ambition and the realities of the world economy, says CFR international economics expert Sebastian Mallaby. "American share of output is shrinking and America’s power is shrinking," Mallaby notes, "and looking into the future for the next presidency, it’s likely to fall even more." As a result, he says, "the name of the game is going to be to form alliances, to work with multilateral institutions, and to walk more softly." This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores the top foreign policy issues debated in the run-up to the 2012 elections.

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