“The World Ahead,” a special issue of Foreign Affairs, presents essays on the impact of resurgent religions, transforming technologies, demographic implosions, food shortages, energy competitions, and educational rivalries.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton writes on civilian power abroad. Roger C. Altman, CEO of Evercore Partners, and Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, propose that the US end its debt addiction now, before global markets turn punitive. Leslie H. Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, offers evidence that economic security and not military security is the key to US foreign policy. And Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education, writes on enhancing US education and competitiveness.