Worldviews of Aspiring Powers- Phase 1 (2009-2011)

The first phase of this project focused on identifying and tracking the internal foreign policy debates in five major and rising powers-China, Japan, India, Russia and Iran.  The strategic awakening and reawakening of these countries is leading to domestic debates about their own national security, international economic policymaking,  image and power, and U.S. global leadership. The research team developed a “schools of thought” framework useful for comparative analysis. An edited volume entitled Worldviews of Aspiring Powers is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2012.