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Can America Still Lead?

Chatham House, London


Bruce Jones, Director, Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings Institution
Chair: Xenia Dormandy, Project Director, US; Acting Dean, The Academy, Chatham House


As emerging powers such as China, India and Brazil rise to prominence on the world stage, is the United States destined to lose its superpower status? 

The speaker, Bruce Jones, dismisses the common perception of American decline and argues that American leadership is here to stay. He makes the case that the US will continue to occupy a central place in the international order, owing to its unparalleled ability to pull together broad and disparate coalitions for action. However, he concedes that America must continue to adapt and respond to new realities if it is to preserve its status as a global leader, and will suggest a plan of action for the US for the coming decades.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.