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On the Rise: Perspectives on Foreign Policy

March 25, 2022  • ASG Rising Leaders & Aspen Strategy Group

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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 challengesHailing 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.

Contributors include:

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, and Sahil Shah.

More contributions to come.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1
Hard Choices: Shaping America’s Next National Defense Strategy
Eric A. Lindsey, Matthew P. Stevens, and Jack J. Hanley

CHAPTER 2
CTRL+ALT+DELETE
Paul Bezerra and Erik Jacobs

CHAPTER 3
Foreign STEM Talent is the Key to Future U.S. Competitiveness
Helen Toner

CHAPTER 4
Countering Partisanship and Threat Inflation in U.S.-China Policy
Rachel Myrick, Catherine Eng, and Zoe Weinberg

CHAPTER 5
Deterring Cyberattacks from Russia and China in the Era of Digital Great Power Competition
Alyza Sebenius and Brittany Carter

CHAPTER 6
The Brewing Crisis in the Arctic
James Di Pane and Joshua Wofford

CHAPTER 7
Creating a Foreign Policy of the Middle Class
Mari Manoogian

CHAPTER 8
U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Post-Withdrawal Needs a Rethink
Philippe Nassif and Sahil Shah