U.S. Interests in the 1990s
A four-year project on U.S. international security policies, conducted in partnership with The World Resources Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, The Harriman Institute, and the Public Agenda Foundation. The project comprised four Assemblies held between 1990 through 1993 on several of the defining issues for US security in the decade, including Preserving the Global Environment, Rethinking America's Security, After the Soviet Union, and Public Engagement in U.S. Foreign Policy.
How should US national security be defined after the fall of Communism? This 1991 Assembly took up this question, calling for greater multilateralism in foreign policy and stronger regional security agreements.
After the collapse of the Soviet system, the United States was presented with the opportunity of a political and military shift in the heartland of Eurasia. This 1992 meeting and report sought to discuss the potential of filling that void the Soviet states left behind, while taking into account the economic collapse and ethnic tension that threatened the stability of the region. Participants in this Assembly focused on the concepts of partnership and leadership with a multilateral outlook.
In an increasingly interconnected world where the lines between "foreign" and "domestic" are becoming increasingly blurred, The Assembly examined the institutions that influence public debate on the role the United States should play in the world.
A 1990 Assembly co-sponsored by the World Resources Institute and focused on global environmental issues. Participants called for action to reverse trends that threaten the integrity of the global environment, including the buildup of greenhouse gases, the growth in U.S. consumption patterns, a deforestation, and population growth.