The Aspen Strategy Group is proud to announce the release of On the Rise: Perspectives on Foreign Policy, the capstone project of the inaugural class of our Rising Leaders Program. The Rising Leaders Program fosters the development of young foreign policy leaders, encouraging them to work together on complex global challenges. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, sectors, and political affiliations, all Rising Leaders have one thing in common—their passion for national security and foreign policy.
Through the year-long program, participants exchange ideas on critical foreign policy issues with key decision makers—and each other—under the aegis of the Aspen Strategy Group. This publication is the product of these vital conversations and presents the Rising Leaders’ perspectives on key challenges in U.S. foreign policy and national security.
Eric A. Lindsey, Matthew P. Stevens, Jack J. Hanley, Paul Bezerra, Erik Jacobs, Helen Toner, Rachel Myrick, Catherine Eng, Zoe Weinberg, Alyza Sebenius, Brittany Carter, James Di Pane, Joshua Wofford, Mari Manoogian, Philippe Nassif, Sahil Shah, Dale Swartz, Tobin Williamson, and Marko Mavrovic.
More contributions to come.
Table of Contents
Hard Choices: Shaping America’s Next National Defense Strategy
Eric A. Lindsey, Matthew P. Stevens, and Jack J. Hanley
Paul Bezerra and Erik Jacobs
Foreign STEM Talent is the Key to Future U.S. Competitiveness
Countering Partisanship and Threat Inflation in U.S.-China Policy
Rachel Myrick, Catherine Eng, and Zoe Weinberg
Deterring Cyberattacks from Russia and China in the Era of Digital Great Power Competition
Alyza Sebenius and Brittany Carter
The Brewing Crisis in the Arctic
James Di Pane and Joshua Wofford
Creating a Foreign Policy of the Middle Class
U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Post-Withdrawal Needs a Rethink
Philippe Nassif and Sahil Shah
Advancing American Innovation in the National Interest
New Americans: How Immigrants and Refugees Sustain the Promise of America
Tobin Williamson and Marko Mavrovic