The Day After Trump: American Strategy for a New International Order

April 12, 2019

by Rebecca Friedman Lissner and Mira Rapp-Hooper



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Defending the liberal international order as an end unto itself today is a mistake. Instead, foreign policy strategists must begin to craft a new U.S. grand strategy now. Thoughtful plans for rebuilding new and needed forms of order will require advanced preparation, beginning with reassessing three fundamental assumptions of the extant international order, diagnosing threats from without and within, and designing and defining the limits of a new system.