Global Forecast 2012: Risk, Opportunity, and the Next Administration

The 2012 edition of Global Forecast is an effort to look ahead after November's elections to predict what will be the main risks and opportunities facing the next administration, whether a second Obama term or the first for a Republican president. What are the big issues facing our country that leaders from both parties are not sufficiently prepared to address? Where is an entrenched policy consensus blinding us to the possibility of sudden change, unintended consequences, or harmful second order effects? How can the United States better recognize and capitalize on new opportunities that might arise? This small volume is not meant to be comprehensive, but to provide a window into the thinking of CSIS's exceptional team of experts who are in demand every day by the private sector, our government, and the media.