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The United States seems to have retreated from the geopolitical front in recent years. While members of a panel of international relations experts diverge on what will be the most pressing diplomatic issues in the years ahead, all concur that the future will be “a lot more dangerous if America isn’t engaged and involved.” Despite the discussion’s Western slant, getAbstract believes this intelligent, at times droll, debate among global influencers will excite politicians, environmentalists, economists, global strategists and futurists.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the most pressing issues in international relations will be in 2024 and
  • How the United States ought to behave in the international arena.

About the Speakers

Jeffrey Goldberg is a journalist for The Atlantic. Strobe Talbott and James Steinberg are former US deputy secretaries of state. Jane Harman is president of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Michael B. Oren is a former Israeli ambassador to the United States.



Experts diverge on where the most dangerous place in the world will be in 2024, but several strong contenders emerge: South and East China seas – Japan and China could battle over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands...

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