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Among the many foreign policy issues confronted by the Obama administration are these: major transnational threats that pose new challenges to U.S. foreign policy; and a shifting balance of power that create many new seats at the table. Just as cooperation with the rising powers has been a key plank in handling the financial crisis, forging effective cooperative relationships between the major and rising powers to prevent transnational threats--among them biological insecurity, nuclear proliferation, climate change, terrorism and failed states--will be central to protecting U.S. national and global security in the coming era.
On Wednesday, June 10, 2009, CGD hosted a discussion on Managing Global Insecurity: International Cooperation and Transnational ThreatswithBruce Jones, Director of New York University Center on International Cooperation. Vijaya Ramachandran, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, moderated the discussion.