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In this video of a December 3, 2008, presentation, the Stanley Foundation's David Shorr discusses "Uncharted Waters—Steering US Foreign Policy Through Turbulent Times." The United States remains the world's most powerful nation, yet being the sole superpower doesn't mean what it used to. America's effectiveness in a fast-changing world will, to a large degree, depend on how well it understands and adapts to these changes. In earlier times of challenge, the United States has responded with impressive economic, social, and political dynamism. What national security and foreign policies would be best suited to today's world, and tomorrow's? How will the policy agenda be shaped by new realities such as rising powers, financial crisis, energy scarcity, and threats that transcend borders?

This page is part of Rising Powers: The New Global Reality, a project from the Stanley Foundation.